Kim

Kim, inventory manager, Jersey CityMost recent staff pick: It Never Happened Again by Sam AldenSam Alden is one of the rising stars in comics right now, and his new book, It Never Happened Again, elegantly demonstrates why. Alden's ostensibly unrefined pencil sketches conceal an artistic genius generally reserved for epic full-color graphic endeavors. The rough lines provide a raw intimacy that beautifully captures the mood of the two stories contained in the book. Alden deftly relates the promise and pain of adolescence and young adulthood, while letting the reader linger in the silent moments.

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It Never Happened Again: Two Stories Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780988901469
Availability: Backordered
Published: Uncivilized Books - August 5th, 2014

Sam Alden is one of the rising stars in comics right now, and his new book, It Never Happened Again, elegantly demonstrates why. Alden's ostensibly unrefined pencil sketches conceal an artistic genius generally reserved for epic full-color graphic endeavors. The rough lines provide a raw intimacy that beautifully captures the mood of the two stories contained in the book. Alden deftly relates the promise and pain of adolescence and young adulthood, while letting the reader linger in the silent moments. (Kim)


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By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

This One Summer captures the subtle, shifting transition from childhood to adulthood over the course of a single summer, in the second graphic novel collaboration of crazy-talented cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (who graced us with the equally-fantastic Skim back in 2008). In this gorgeously-rendered coming-of-age tale, we follow Rose as she comes to recognize -- if not understand -- the raw, complicated world beyond the innocence of youth and the childhood sense of self. (Kim)


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Black Moon Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780804137140
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Hogarth - March 4th, 2014

In Calhoun's apocalyptic debut, the world is suddenly ravaged by a plague of insomnia. As those who have lost their ability to sleep also lose their sanity, the few who are spared the plague become victims of violence, guilt, and impotence. Calhoun's vision of this world perfectly captures the apocalyptic struggle: the ways -- both horrifying and uplifting -- in which humanity processes and reacts to chaos. Black Moon is essential reading for fans of The Age of Miracles, The Flame Alphabet, and recent WORD staff fave Annihilation. (Kim)


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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780763656119
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Published: Candlewick - February 11th, 2014

While the vast majority of current mainstream dialogue regarding equal rights focuses on same-sex marriage, Beyond Magenta gives voice to an incredibly important and repeatedly overlooked population: transgender youth. Through intimate profiles of six transgender teens, Kuklin provides an honest, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring portrait of these young adults as they navigate school, friends, family, and society to be true to themselves. (Kim)


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This Is Between Us Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781935639701
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Tin House Books - November 12th, 2013

Sampsell's debut novel, This is Between Us, traces five years of romantic ups-and-downs between an unnamed narrator and his lover. Through a series of delicately crafted vignettes, the reader comes to know the couple though intimate moments that defy the fictional construction of an overarching narrative. The prose is raw and poetic, with a quiet beauty and a nuanced understanding of what it means to navigate the world with another person. (Kim)


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By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chuck Palahniuk (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780983477570
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Published: Hawthorne Books - August 7th, 2012

Yuknavitch is such a literary badass. In her debut novel (following her fantastic memoir, The Chronology of Water), she rips Freud's classic case study to shreds, then stitches it back together as a contemporary radical/feminist/hyperactive/queer coming-of-age story. Hysterical! (Kim)


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Zazen Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781935869054
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Red Lemonade - May 22nd, 2011

Vanessa Veselka's lyrical debut novel is a brilliant meditation on our current cultural state: the constant anxiety of societal threat, the blind consumerism and environmental destruction, the hollow gestures of activism, and the emergence of a new lost generation. Her prose is smoldering and urgent, laced with enough dark humor and philosophical poignancy to keep readers rapt long after they've turned the last page. (Kim)