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by Chris Gooch

ISBN 978-1-60309-420-7 - Diamond: JUN170551

$19.99 (US)

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"Chris Gooch twists the knife in the gap between persona and self... Bottled is a slow burn of a comic where the betrayals and the dread cut deep." — Katie Skelly, author of Nurse Nurse and My Pretty Vampire

"Gooch lingers over camera lenses, the arc of a knife through space, the pause before someone makes a fateful decision, and other liminal moments in a life hurtling towards destruction.... Devastating." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

What are friends for?

Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs and desperate for a change. Her old schoolmate Natalie made it out, working in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor… whether she likes it or not. Young Australian cartoonist Chris Gooch debuts with a haunting portrait of millennial alienation, tinged with body horror and Greek tragedy, glamour and terror. -- a 288-page, 2-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 5.8" x 8.3" (“A5” size)