Top Shelf Productions

Low Orbit

Low Orbit

by Kazimir Lee

ISBN 978-1-60309-552-5

An atmospheric and profound coming-of-age graphic novel about a Malaysian-American teen carving out her own identity in the uneasy space between friends and family.

Fifteen-year-old Azar feels stuck. Her mom's job forced them to move to Vermont, where Azar doesn't know anyone. Her only friends are the next-door neighbors: an aging sci-fi writer and his nonbinary teen Tristan, fellow misfits in the small-town community. For a while, Azar can escape her troubles by disappearing into the pages of her kindly neighbor’s epic novel The Exiles of Overworld. But when her queerness throws her life out of balance, Azar realizes some secrets can't be escaped forever. Somewhere in the abandoned malls, lakes, and comic conventions that fill her new life, Azar fights to find herself. What else will she discover? -- a 326-page, full-color, softcover graphic novel with 3" French flaps (6.1" x 8.45")