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Swallow Me Whole (2008) [Graphic Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Swallow Me Whole is a love story carried by rolling fog, terminal illness, hallucination, apophenia, insect armies, secrets held, unshakeable faith, and the search for a master pattern to make sense of one’s unraveling.

In his most ambitious book to date, Nate Powell quietly explores the dark corners of adolescence — not the clichéd melodramatic outbursts of rebellion, but the countless tiny moments of madness, the vague relief of medication, and mixed blessing of family ties. As the story unfolds, two stepsiblings hold together amidst schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, family breakdown, animal telepathy, misguided love, and the tiniest hope that everything will someday make sense.

Deliberately paced, delicately drawn, and drenched in shadows, Swallow Me Whole is a landmark achievement for Nate Powell and a suburban ghost story that will haunt readers long after its final pages.

Original title: Swallow Me Whole
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyGraphic Novels
FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind
FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)


  • Finalist for the 2009 LA Times Book Prize

Edition #1: Swallow Me Whole

Swallow Me Whole (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Illustrated by: Nate Powell
  • "Scaldingly dark... Powell’s flowing, impressionistic artwork, with its ravenous expanses of negative space, swirls the reader’s perspective through his characters’ perceptions and back out again." Douglas Wolk, The New York Times
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Swallow Me Whole (July 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Marietta, GA
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
ISBN: 9781603090339
Pages: 216

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