Blankets

Blankets A Graphic Novel

Hardback (13 Oct 2015)

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Synopsis

Quaint, meditative and sometimes dreamy, blankets will take you straight back to your first kiss. --The Guardian

Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Craig Thompson's poignant graphic memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape: finely-hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life, a rigorously fundamentalist Christian childhood, and a lonely, emotionally mixed-up adolescence.

Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. Over time though, their personal demons resurface and their relationship falls apart. It's a universal story, and Thompson's vibrant brushstrokes and unique page designs make the familiar heartbreaking all over again.

This groundbreaking graphic novel, winner of two Eisner and three Harvey Awards, is an eloquent portrait of adolescent yearning; first love (and first heartache); faith in crisis; and the process of moving beyond all of that. Beautifully rendered in pen and ink, Thompson has created a love story that lasts.

Book information

ISBN: 9781770462205
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Imprint: Drawn & Quarterly
Pub date:
DEWEY: FIC
Language: English
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 1656g
Height: 192mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 56mm