Shortcomings

Adrian Tomine (Author)
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Description

The 2007 New York Times Book Review Notable Book now in paperback

Lauded for its provocative and insightful portrayal of interpersonal relationships, Adrian Tomine's politically charged Shortcomings was one of the most acclaimed books of 2007. Among many interviews and reviews in outlets around the country, Tomine was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air and also in The Believer, New York magazine, and Giant Robot. Shortcomings landed on countless best of lists, including those in Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times; was praised by Junot D az in Publishers Weekly; and was the subject of a solo review in The New York Times Book Review that drew comparison between Tomine and Philip Roth. The groundbreaking graphic novel now returns in paperback.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly
Publish Date
April 28, 2009
Pages
108
Dimensions
6.67 X 0.38 X 9.1 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781897299753
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About the Author

Adrian Tomine is the critically acclaimed cartoonist of the comic book series Optic Nerve; the graphic novels 32 Stories, Sleepwalk, Summer Blonde, and Shortcomings; and the art book Scrapbook. He is also an illustrator for The New Yorker, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, and his stories have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Tomine lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"Meticulously observed . . . Pitch-perfect and succinct. [Tomine] is an invisible reporter, a scientist of the heart." --The New York Times Book Review

"Exploring race, adulthood, and ambition with exquisitely tuned humor and poignancy, Shortcomings is a graphic narrative as piercingly realistic as any prose fiction. A" --Entertainment Weekly

"Shortcomings is Tomine's richest and most rewarding read, packed with the most human characters he has ever created." --Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

"One of the most masterful cartoonists of his generation . . . [Shortcomings is] equal parts poignant, hilarious, and sad." --The Village Voice