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Joe Quinn's Poltergeist by David Almond

Joe Quinn’s Poltergeist

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Joe Quinn's Poltergeist by David Almond
Sep 10, 2019 | 80 Pages
  • Hardcover $17.99

    Sep 10, 2019 | 80 Pages | Young Adult

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The art amplifies the characteristically dark, rich tones of Almond’s prose all the way to a final Dylan Thomas-style promise that "the world and all that’s in it will continue to…hold us in its darkness and its light."… A keen collaboration moving seamlessly between worlds inner and outer, natural and supernatural.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This throws Joe into an existential funk, expertly rendered in McKean’s dark, mixed-media illustrations, where overlapping, scribbled sketches embody confusion and conflict, jarring collages evoke an unsettled atmosphere, and negative space echoes absence and haunting memories. Joe navigates his inner turmoil, including grief and religious confusion, forming earnest revelations about life’s poltergeists (i.e., disruptions) and finding peace.

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