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Announcing Diana Thung's AUGUST MOON -- now open for pre-order!

August 7, 2012

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Jess Smart Smiley's Halloween adventure Upside Down: A Vampire Tale isn't the only book for youth Top Shelf is releasing this fall... we're also excited to welcome Australian cartoonist Diana Thung to Top Shelf, with her evocative and complex fable August Moon! This magical story is a delight for teen and adult readers, reminiscent of Hayao Miyazaki at his most captivating, and it's available for pre-ordering in the current Diamond Previews (for books shipping in October):

by Diana Thung

-- 320 pages • 6” x 8” • $14.95 (US)
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-069-8 • Young Adult (13+)
When young Fiona arrives in the town of Calico, she encounters a group of mysterious rabbit-like creatures, led by the peculiar street boy Jaden, who rarely speaks and claims to come from the moon. But when a creepy corporation starts bulldozing the nearby forests, she finds herself uncovering a whole world of secrets, and drawn into Jaden's battle for the soul of a community.
Diana Thung's debut Top Shelf graphic novel is a true adventure, rooted in the diverse local traditions of Asian festival culture, with a modern sensibility and a hint of magic.

Also in Previews this month: a new printing of the acclaimed erotic masterpiece by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie, LOST GIRLS:

by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie

-- New printing of the single-volume hardcover edition
-- 320 pages • 9” x 12” • $45.00 (US)
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-044-5 • Adults Only (18+)
-- Co-published by Top Shelf and Knockabout
For more than a century, Alice, Wendy and Dorothy have been our guides through the Wonderland, Neverland and Land of Oz of our childhoods. Now like us, these three lost girls have grown up and return to guide us again, this time through the realms of sexual awakening and fulfillment.