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Rusty Brown by Chris Ware

Rusty Brown

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Rusty Brown by Chris Ware
Sep 24, 2019 | ISBN 9780375424328
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    Sep 24, 2019 | ISBN 9780375424328

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“Nearly two decades in the making, Ware’s latest book, Rusty Brown . . . is shaping up to be Ware’s epic, a kind of comic-book Ulysses full of unreliable narrators and occasional forays into stream of consciousness. Take that, Stan Lee.”—Esquire

“Remarkable . . . Masterfully illustrated, brilliantly designed, and bursting with compassion . . .  This is without a doubt one of the most exciting releases of the year.”—Library Journal (starred Editor’s Pick)

“Chris Ware’s new work, Rusty Brown is being hailed as a graphic novel “event”—and rightfully so. This meticulously crafted, 18-years-in-the-making story tackles grand themes and everyday mundanity against the backdrop of an Omaha parochial school in the 1970s.”—Chicago Tribune

“Ware is well known for his expansive, introspective, depth-plumbing works of graphic fiction, and his latest, featuring a series of interconnected, decade-spanning narratives spiraling outward from an Omaha school, is no different . . . There are only brief moments of warmth and affection, but the wider picture, depicting a complex matrix of aching loneliness; long-simmering, acidic resentment; and a desperation for human connection and fulfillment, is rich with pathos and powerfully stirring.”Booklist (starred)

“Ware delivers an astounding graphic novel about nothing less than the nature of life and time as it charts the intersecting lives of characters that revolve around an Omaha, Neb., parochial school in the 1970s . . . Ware again displays his virtuosic ability to locate the extraordinary within the ordinary, elevating seemingly normal lives into something profound, unforgettable, and true.”Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Ware fans rejoice . . . Curious and compelling . . .  As with Ware’s other works of graphic art, the narrative arc wobbles into backstory and tangent: Each page is a bustle of small and large frames, sometimes telling several stories at once in the way that things buzz around us all the time, demanding notice . . . a beguiling masterwork of visual storytelling from the George Herriman of his time.”Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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