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Meadowlark : a coming-of-age crime story / Greg Ruth, Ethan Hawke.

Ruth, Greg, (author,, artist.). Hawke, Ethan, 1970- (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library G RUT (Text) 33500013465190 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library G RUT (Text) 33500013465208 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538714577
  • ISBN: 1538714574
  • Physical Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Summary, etc.:
"Set against the quiet and unassuming city of Huntsville, Texas, Jack "Meadowlark" Johnson, and his teenage son, Cooper, embark on a journey of epic proportions. Told over the course a single day, this electrifying graphic novel recounts Cooper's struggle to survive the consequences of his father's mistakes and the dangers they have brought home to his estranged family. As Cooper and his father desperately navigate cascading threats of violence, they must also grapple with their own combative, dysfunctional, but loving relationship"--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 July #1
    Cooper is the teenage son of Jack "Meadowlark" Johnson, a legendary boxer-turned–prison guard in Huntsville, Texas. After a troubled Cooper is expelled from school, he accompanies Jack to work, not knowing that he is about to be caught up in a prisoner escape. As Cooper and Jack go on the hunt for the prisoners, they learn about each other in the process. The gritty, Southern-noir style of writing pairs well with the setting and characters and the way they are depicted in rich grayscale illustrations. Most panels have a yellow-green wash over them, evoking the Texas climate and atmosphere. Occasional pops of blue attract the reader's eye, as do some photorealistic and mixed-media images throughout. Jack is illustrated with a strong resemblance to Ethan Hawke, which most readers will surely catch. Fans of the crime genre will enjoy this, as will readers of native Texans Greg Ruth and Ethan Hawke's previous collaboration, INDEH (2016). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ethan Hawke's first graphic novel with illustrator Greg Ruth, Indeh, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. His other literary works include New York Times bestsellers Rules for a Knight, Ash Wednesday, and The Hottest State. He has also acted in more than fifty films and is the director of three feature films and one documentary. He is a four-time Academy Award nominee.

Greg Ruth is the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of The Lost Boy and Indeh and has been making books and comics since 1993. Greg has also created music videos for both Prince and Rob Thomas and children's picture books including Pure Enduring Spirit (with Barack Obama), Red Kite, Blue Kite (with Ji Li Jiang), A Pirate's Guide to First Grade (with James Preller), and his latest from Feiwel & Friends entitled Coming Home. His comics work includes Sudden Gravity, Freaks of the Heartland, Conan: Born on the Battlefield, The Matrix, and Goosebumps. He lives and works in Western Massachusetts. 

Subject: Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Comic books, strips, etc.
Violence > Fiction.
Violence > Comic books, strips, etc.
Huntsville (Tex.) > Fiction.
Huntsville (Tex.) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Texas > Huntsville.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Coming-of-age comics.
Noir comics.
Comics (Graphic works)

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