|Swallow Me Whole (2008) [Graphic Novel]|
by Nate Powell
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(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
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Graphic Novels
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)
- Finalist for the 2009 LA Times Book Prize