Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home

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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
328
Dimensions
8.1 X 10.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780544577831

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About the Author

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Reviews

"A touching, memorable dog tale bound to connect with animal lovers, graphic novel readers, memoir fans, and anyone intrigued with how pets and their owners reflect and sustain one another." --Lambda Literary

"Fetch is beautiful. Georges's artwork is inviting and frank as she tells a touching story of companionship and personal growth. A dog pack of two, she and Beija form a special bond, a friendship that hits home." --Shelf Awareness

"This book is an homage to classic zine aesthetics that captures an incomparable friendship. An honest, moving portrayal of the essential bond between humans and animals."-STARRED Publishers Weekly
"Touchingly, beautifully conveyed. Part grief memoir, part coming-of-age story, part feminist manifesto, this well-written, splendidly illustrated title...will stir the hearts of misunderstood riot grrrls, owners of unruly canines, and LGBTQ readers."
-STARRED Library Journal

"Nicole Georges makes my favorite art about love and vulnerability. More than a tribute to a canine best friend, Fetch maps Georges's journey from teen to adult with heartbreaking honesty and tender joy. I am in awe of Georges's uncanny ability to transport me right into her world of moldy crusty punk houses and glorious vegan lesbian barbecues. Funny, gorgeous, and true."
--Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent

"From feral child to leader of the pack, Nicole Georges comes to know a thing or two about dogs, and incidentally, about herself. Her luminous, lyrical drawings of animals are charged with strange insight, and add a potent nonverbal element to the narrative of Georges' youth. Fetch combines the best qualities of diary comics--particularity and granular detail--with the zoomed out view of someone who has completed an arduous, mythic, and expansive journey."
--Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?

"Nicole's work always punches me in the guts with her unending longing for a home. Through constant disappointments and the challenges of owning a rescue dog and a rescue heart, she unflinchingly refuses to quit. A magical world so full of tenderness it might just break you, it's a place I love to visit and rarely want to leave. I want Nicole to draw the whole world, but her hands would fall off."
--Sarah Shapiro, co-creator of Unreal