Acting Class


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8.6 X 10.0 X 1.2 inches | 2.85 pounds
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About the Author

Nick Drnaso was born in 1989 in Palos Hills, Illinois. His debut, Beverly, received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Graphic Novel. His followup, the graphic novel Sabrina, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and received nominations for the Booker Prize, the Eisner Award, the LD and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize, the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, and the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award. Sabrina has been published in fifteen countries. Drnaso lives in Chicago with his wife and their two cats.


"Nick Drnaso uses a deadpan, quick-cut drawing style to explore loneliness, paranoia, and the subjectivity of "truth." It's all very mysterious, kind of creepy, and extremely suspenseful.--Elena Goukassian, Vulture

Drnaso again distills quite brilliantly aspects of 21st-century anomie and alienation.--Rachel Cooke, The Guardian

A wholly unsettling masterclass in disquiet.--Nick Duerden, The Independent

This fascinating tale about an amateur acting group discovering the tenuous line between artifice and reality kept me reading well into the night. It is at once a commentary on the power of art to reshape us, and on the dangers of conforming. Acting Class is uncanny, wholly original, and deeply satisfying.--Esi Edugyan, Washington Black

"Eerily domestic."--Shelby Shaw, ArtForum

Masterfully told, artfully layered, and beautifully rendered, Acting Class shows again that Nick Drnaso is attuned to a particular American ennui and eeriness like no other artist currently at work. He is a unique talent.--Kevin Barry, Night Boat to Tangier

"Inarguably surprising and disturbing... [Drnaso's] careful building of suspense and overpoweringly eerie mood makes the long build worthwhile well before the final and powerfully cinematic twist."--Chris Barsanti, Minneapolis Star Tribune

An incisive exploration of alienation that is increasingly unsettling as it builds to a shocking conclusion.--Tom Batten, Library Journal, Starred Review

A provocative portrait of the search for connection and meaning in modern life.--Publishers Weekly