You Never Get it Back, by Cara Blue Adams

Staff Pick

Adams's award-winning debut collection is a series of interconnected vignettes that paint a lush portrait of a young woman in her young adulthood. Kate Bishop is knowledgeable enough about the world, but still carefully treading the waters of love, friendship, and loss. As she navigates these different moments in her life, they seem to leave her with more questions than answers, but Adams's deft prose sheds light in the cracks and fissures of seemingly banal moments, elevating the beauty of the ordinary. 

You Never Get It Back (Iowa Short Fiction Award) By Cara Blue Adams Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609388133
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - December 15th, 2021

Yes, Roya: Color Edition, by C. Spike Trotman

Staff Pick

When budding cartoonist Wylie Kogan reaches out to his hero for advice, he gets more than he bargained for. Set in conservative 1960s Los Angeles, what starts as a portfolio review turns into a fun and exciting look at an unconventional, whirlwind  relationship that goes beyond mere physicality. Told with humor and heart, Yes, Roya focuses the trust that must exist within the relationship among dominants and submissives, as well as positively represents kink, polyamory, and queerness. 

 


 

Yes, Roya: Color Edition By C. Spike Trotman, Ea Denich (Illustrator) Cover Image
By C. Spike Trotman, Ea Denich (Illustrator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820854
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - November 2nd, 2021

Grass, by Gendry-Kim

Staff Pick

In this poignant and harrowing account of Lee Ok-Sun--a former WWII "comfort woman"--Gendry-Kim protests and rolls back decades of efforts by the Japanese government to obscure the role these women played as sexual slaves to the Japanese military. With her delicate brushstrokes, the artist transports us from Ok-Sun's fraught youth to her post-war fight for justice and recognition, and her art is in constant conversation with her material--both rendered more powerful by her eschewing graphic depictions of wartime horror in favor of simple distillations of larger emotions and moments. The author inserts herself in the story as well, providing insight via reflections on her work that illuminate both individual traumas and one of the darkest parts of recent history. What results is a moving, important piece of work that will stay with you for a long time.                     

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By Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, Janet Hong (Translated by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781770463622
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - August 27th, 2019

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