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  • Beverly
    Author: Nick Drnaso
    Artist: Nick Drnaso
    Published by: Drawn & Quarterly
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Description

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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Trade Paperback
Cat. No.
3526576
EAN
9781770462250
ISBN
9781770462250