Bizarre romance : stories /

by Niffenegger, Audrey [author.]; Campbell, Eddie [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2018.Description: vii, 158 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781419728532; 1419728539.Uniform titles: Short stories. Selections.Subject(s): Short stories, American | Humorous stories, American | Historical fiction | Romance fiction | Graphic novels | Historical fiction | Romance fiction | Graphic novels
Contents:
Thursdays, six to eight p.m. -- The composite boyfriend -- RoseRedSnowRidingBeautyShoesHoodSleepingWhite -- Secret life, with cats -- The ruin of Grant Lowery -- Girl on a roof -- Jakob Wywialowski and the angels -- At the movies -- Motion studies : getting out of bed -- The wrong fairy -- Digging up the cat -- The Church of the Funnies -- Backwards in Seville.
Summary: Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy tales to historical fiction to paper dolls.
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Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife , Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy tales to historical fiction to paper dolls. W ith Niffenegger's sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell's diverse comic styles, Bizarre Romance is the debut collection by two of the most important storytellers of our time.

Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy tales to historical fiction to paper dolls.

Thursdays, six to eight p.m. -- The composite boyfriend -- RoseRedSnowRidingBeautyShoesHoodSleepingWhite -- Secret life, with cats -- The ruin of Grant Lowery -- Girl on a roof -- Jakob Wywialowski and the angels -- At the movies -- Motion studies : getting out of bed -- The wrong fairy -- Digging up the cat -- The Church of the Funnies -- Backwards in Seville.

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Library Journal Review

Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife; The Night Bookmobile) writes tales of wistful unease, normality morphing gently into the weird. Campbell (From Hell; Bacchus), Niffenegger's husband, has illustrated numerous genres, including memoir and horror. For these 13 selections, many previously published, his color storybookish drawings "grow on the lattice each story provides." Some appear as comics, some as illustrated text, and some as mostly text. A man with angels in his attic calls an exterminator but then adopts one as a pet. A woman on a cruise wishes her life had been different-and it happens. Two pieces imagine backstory for real events: a young model photographed getting out of bed by Eadweard Muybridge, and Charles Altamont Doyle painting fairies. In a clever take on post-romance blues, a woman ruminates about former boyfriends, concluding: "Next time he will be perfect. Next time." Campbell illustrates this with a simplified naked male paper doll, surrounded by various clothes, accessories, and body parts. -VERDICT This unsettling collection touches on many facets of relationships and how intentions fall short. Niffenegger and Campbell's delicate not-quite-horror will appeal to readers preferring shivers to screams.-MC © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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