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Marble Season

Marble Season

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, this title details how their innocent, joyfully creative play changes as they grow older and encounter name-callin... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571303366
Barcode 9780571303366
Published 28 April 2013 by Faber and Faber
Format Hardback, Main
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Author(s) By Hernandez, Gilbert
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ISBN-13 9780571303366
ISBN-10 0571303366
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 28 April 2013
International Publication Date 2 May 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Hernandez, Gilbert
Category Graphic Novels
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 284mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 809g
Interest Age 0-0 years
Reading Age 0-0 years
NBS Text Graphic Novels: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 741.5
Catalogue Code 430569

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review What's amazing about the book is the way it reminds you that all childhoods are, to a degree, the same, irrespective of time and place ... Marble Season is a treat: beady, nostalgic and sometimes unexpectedly piercing. -- Rachel Cooke Observer 20130616

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Author's Bio

Gilbert Hernandez 'one of the great craftsmen of modern comics' (New York Times) was born in Oxnard, California. He has won numerous awards for his stories, including the Kirby Award, Inkpot Award, Harvey Award, and the United States Artists Literature Fellowship. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and daughter.

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