Beverly

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  • Nick Drnaso’s comics mercilessly reveal the sterile sameness of the suburbs. Connected by a series of gossipy teens, the modern lost souls of Beverly struggle with sexual anxieties that are just barely repressed and social insecurities that undermine every word they speak.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Nick Drnaso  
    Author
    Nick Drnaso  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    3526576  
    EAN
    9781770462250  
    Genre
    Humour  
    ISBN
    9781770462250  
    Publisher
    Drawn & Quarterly  
    Series
    Independents  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • Nick Drnaso’s comics mercilessly reveal the sterile sameness of the suburbs. Connected by a series of gossipy teens, the modern lost souls of Beverly struggle with sexual anxieties that are just barely repressed and social insecurities that undermine every word they speak.

    A group of teenagers pick up trash on the side of the highway-flirting, preening, and ignoring a potentially violent loner in their midst. A college student brings her sort-of boyfriend to a disastrous house party with her high school acquaintances. A young woman experiences a traumatic incident at the pizza shop where she works and the fallout reveals the racial tensions simmering below the surface.

    Again and again, the civilized facade of Drnaso’s pitch-perfect surburban sprawl and pasty Midwestern protagonists cracks in the face of violence and quiet brutality. Drnaso’s bleak social satire in Beverly reveals a brilliant command of the social milieu of twenty-first century existence, echoing the black comic work of Todd Solondz, Sam Lipsyte, and Daniel Clowes.

    Precisely and hauntingly recounted, each chapter of Beverly reveals something new-and yet familiar-about the world in which we live.

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