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by Craig Thompson

ISBN 978-1-891830-43-3

$29.95 (US)

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Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel and Best Cartoonist.
"Thompson describes the ecstasy and ache of obsession (with a lover and with God)." -- The New York Times Book Review

"A rarity: a first-love story so well remembered and honest that it reminds you what falling in love feels like … achingly beautiful." -- Time Magazine

"Blankets is a great American novel." -- Andrew D. Arnold,

"Thompson manages to explore adolescent social yearnings, the power of young love and the complexities of sexual attraction with a rare combination of sincerity, pictorial lyricism and taste." -- Publishers Weekly

"This is a genuine graphic novel, with a universal appeal." -- Gordon Flagg, Booklist

"Thompson's expert blending of words and pictures and resonant silences makes for a transcending kind fo storytelling that grabs you as you read it and stays with you after you put it down. I'd call that literature." -- Jules Feiffer

"Moving, tender, beautifully drawn, painfully honest, and probably the most important graphic novel since Jimmy Corrigan." -- Neil Gaiman

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. A profound and utterly beautiful work. -- 592 pages, 7" x 9", Diamond: STAR19060



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