Super Extra Grande - Yoss

Staff Pick

Cuban literature is defined by respectable names like Jose Marti, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Leonardo Padura, but it’s also home to a thriving sci-fi culture led by the incomparable Yoss, a national icon of genre fiction and heavy metal alike. This one goes out to my dad, whose sweet spots are grotesque creature features, Spanglish, and forty-page poop jokes. Yoss has him covered on all three counts, but underneath it all, would you believe this also works as an ingenious satire of global (or inter-global) diplomacy? Believe it.

Super Extra Grande By Yoss, David Frye (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoss, David Frye (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781632060563
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Restless Books - June 7th, 2016

Square Wave - Mark De Silva

Staff Pick

Imperial conflicts in 1600s Sri Lanka, surveillance methods in a near-future American dystopia, experimental composers trying to get their music just right, and much more. There are so many different stories fighting for dominance within this novel, Mark Da Silva’s first, that it feels like it should crumble from the weight of its aspirations, but somehow its unwieldy fullness just makes it that much more powerful. It’s important that, at its core, all of these characters want to understand and shape their own place in the wider world, and so this develops into a deeply affecting portrait of humanity’s relationship to history, of the past and in contemporary life.

Square Wave By Mark de Silva Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937512392
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Two Dollar Radio - February 9th, 2016

Panther - Brecht Evens

Staff Pick

Panther is made unforgettable by its title character. The panther crawls into the bedroom of a little girl who doesn’t know quite what to do with her grief, and he makes her happy any way he can. Shapeshifter that he is, he appears in a new form in every single panel of this beautiful book. To us, his motives seem clear and creepy on all fronts, but not so for our young heroine who has the delight of a phantasmagorical friend. This graphic novel is a masterpiece of the perils of childhood emotions reminiscent of the best Maurice Sendak.

Panther By Brecht Evens, Michele Hutchison (Translated by), Laura Watkinson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Brecht Evens, Michele Hutchison (Translated by), Laura Watkinson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781770462267
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - April 26th, 2016