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GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

Mac's Graphic Novel Book Club will discuss Home After Dark by David Small on Friday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m

In Small's haunting coming-of-age tale, 13-year-old Russell Pruitt grows like a determined weed in the wake of masculinity so toxic it has literally killed a menagerie of pets in the small California town where he lives with his troubled father.... The story traffics in archetypes--the mean kid who frames the weirdo; the festering cruelty beneath the idyllic small-town facade--but never tips over into trite. With strikingly few words, Small tells Russell's story in close-ups of bullies' sneers and bird's-eye views of parking lots. Cats, dogs, lions, and other animals haunt Russell's waking life and his dreams, perhaps because he, too, fights tooth and claw to survive. In depicting the toll of the harsh environment surrounding these lost boys, Small unearths an (almost) impossible tenderness.--Publishers Weekly 

Event date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1820 COVENTRY RD
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH 44118
Home After Dark Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780871403155
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 11th, 2018