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Marble Season Hardcover

Marble Season is the all-new semiautobiographical novel by the contemporary master cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez, the co-creator of the groundbreaking Love and Rockets comic book series where his seminal career-making work of Palomar was first printed. His first book with Drawn & Quarterly, and one of the most highly anticipated books of 2013, Marble Season features Huey, his family, and their neighbors, who tell the untold stories from the youth of the American comics legend and his cartooning brothers and fellow icons Jaime and Mario, and their large family that grew up in 60s suburban California. Pop-culture references—TV shows, comic books, and music—saturate this evocative story of a young family navigating cultural and neighborhood norms set against the Golden Age of the American Dream and the Silver Age of comics. 

 

Huey stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic book collection almost as much as he does his approval. Marble Season subtly and deftly details how the innocent, joyfully creative play children engage in such as shooting marbles, backyard plays, and treasure hunts change as the children encounter name-calling naysayers, abusive bullies, and the value judgments of other kids. An all ages story, Marble Season masterfully explores the redemptive and timeless power of reading and role play in childhood; a coming-of-age story that is as relevant now as it was in the 60s.

 

Drawn & Quarterly, hardback, 128 pages, published April 2013

GX8759

9781631406997

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