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Marble Season (Hardcover)

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  • The all-new semi-autobiographical novel by acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez, co-creator of the groundbreaking Love and Rockets comic book series.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Gilbert Hernandez  
    Binding
    Hardback  
    Cat No.
    2791524  
    EAN
    9780571303366  
    Genre
    Drama  
    ISBN
    9780571303366  
    Publisher
    Faber And Faber Ltd  
    Type
    Books  
  • The all-new semi-autobiographical novel by acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez, co-creator of the groundbreaking Love and Rockets comic book series.

    In his first book with Faber, Hernandez tells the untold stories of these American comics legends’ youth, and portrays the reality of life in a large family in suburban 1960s California. Told largely from the point of view of middle child Huey - who stages Captain America plays and treasures his older brother’s comic book collection almost as much as his approval - Marble Season deftly follows these boys as they navigate their cultural and neighborhood norms.

    Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, and awash with pop-culture references - TV shows, comic books, super-heroes and music -Marble Season subtly details how their innocent, joyfully creative play changes as they grow older and encounter name-calling, abusive bullies, and the value judgments of others. A coming-of-age story both comic and moving, it will have timeless resonance for children and adults alike.

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