Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel

Author:   Jules Feiffer
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9780871403148


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   28 October 2014
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

Our Price $45.95 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel


Add your own review!

Overview

The legendary Jules Feiffer presents his first noir graphic novel. Spiced with the deft humour for which Feiffer is renowned, Kill My Mother centres on five formidable women linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective. Featuring a fighter turned tap dancer, a small-time thug who dreams of being a hit man, a name-dropping cab driver, a communist off-licence owner and a film star with a mind-boggling secret, this band of old enemies congregates on a Pacific island to settle scores. Combining Feiffer's skills to draw us into this seductively menacing world, bluesy, fast-moving and funny, Kill My Mother is a noir-graphic novel like the films they don't make anymore.

Full Product Details

Author:   Jules Feiffer
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   Liveright Publishing Corporation
Dimensions:   Width: 22.40cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 28.40cm
Weight:   0.859kg
ISBN:  

9780871403148


ISBN 10:   0871403145
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   28 October 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Jules Feiffer s Kill My Mother is a tribute to film noir and detective fiction .But Kill My Mother isn t mere pastiche. The story is a thoughtful meditation on female identity and whether the not-so-simple art of murder can ever be defended as a moral necessity. It is a story about stories, the myths we have to create in order to keep putting one foot in front of the other I know what I think: Kill My Mother is terrific. --Laura Lippman


A fantastic read Very funny and genuinely moving. Feiffer s layouts owe much to his mentor, Will Eisner, but his spidery art and absurdist prose are all his own.


The story is wickedly imagined and deftly plotted, drawing on numerous classic noir influences while including charmingly unique flourishes Feiffer s illustrations have a rough-hewn quality, with the jumbled lines of his figures and faces clumping evocatively like Giacometti sculptures, while his human forms move with the fluidity of Degas horses across open panels of dancing and boxing. The entire work feels pulled from an earlier time yet explosively modern, a madcap relic animated by an outrageous mind. An unusual, unforgettable, incomparable pulpy punch.


Feiffer s expressive inking seems made for full-length graphic novels, with inventive page layouts and action that practically leaps from panel to panel as the story jumps from the Great Depression to WWII The 85-year-old legend fixes his material with a fresh and youthful eye, transforming familiar tropes into a crazy kaleidoscope of toxic family history that makes The Big Sleep look like forty winks. You ll need to read it twice to follow the story and you ll want to do it, too. --Keir Graff


Author Information

Jules Feiffer is a cartoonist, playwright, children's book author and illustrator, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches a humor writing class at Stony Brook Southampton College. He lives in East Hampton, New York, where he is completing the Kill My Mother trilogy.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide

MDRG1

 VIEW OUR LATEST READING GUIDE HERE 

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List