Squirrel Mother

Squirrel Mother

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WW Norton
by Megan Kelso
The Squirrel Mother
is Megan Kelso's second collection of graphic short stories, all of which originally appeared in various magazines and anthologies between 2000 and 2005. Kelso's work is characterized by subject matter that fits roughly into two disparate camps: personal and semi-autobiographical stories that draw heavily on the details of her childhood and adolescence, and stories about the idea of America and American history, such as a trilogy of short pieces about Alexander Hamilton. The Squirrel Mother features 15 stories, including two stories, "Meow Face" and "Aide de Camp" done especially for this volume.


Baker & Taylor
A collection of very short vignettes of everyday life.

Norton Pub
Kelso's work is characterized by subject matter that fits roughly into two disparate camps: personal and semi-autobiographical stories that draw heavily on the details of her childhood and adolescence, and stories about the idea of America and American history, such as a trilogy of short pieces about Alexander Hamilton. Her work is distinguished from many of her contemporaries as much by her spare, elegant, calligraphic linework, leisurely pacing, and psychological acuity as it is by the absence of nihilism, scatology, pedantry, and formal experimentalism. Her work is charming, witty, nuanced, slightly elusive, and sharply observed.The Squirrel Mother features 15 stories of between three and twenty-two pages in full color, including two stories, "Meow Face" and "Aide de Camp," done especially for this volume. The personal stories are each self-contained but in a sense take place in the same world where similar characters inhabit different stories. The "America" stories are broader in subject matter, taking on events of political and historical significance and wrestling with ideas having to do with the American experience.
This acclaimed collection of graphic short stories includes personal and semi-autobiographical stories that draw heavily on the details of Kelso's youth along with stories about the idea of America and American history.

Baker
& Taylor

A second collection of graphic short stories, previously published in various magazines and anthologies throughout the past five years, includes personal and semi-autobiographical works that draw on the author's childhood and adolescent experiences. By the author of Queen of the Black Black and Artichoke Tales. Teen.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2006
ISBN: 9781560977469
1560977469
Characteristics: 147 p. : ill. (mostly color) ; 22 cm

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Jun 16, 2015

Just plain uninteresting.

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