A Glance Backward

A Glance Backward

Graphic Novel - 2015
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Eleven-year-old Joey's world turns inside-out when he finds himself pulled inside the walls of his own home, seemingly trapped in a strange and surreal place. As he searches for a way out, he discovers a myriad of strange, intriguing, and frightening characters, who ultimately lead him to complete the greatest journey of them all: growing up. A fantastical trip through a strange landscape that explores the changing perspective of a young boy facing adulthood. As surreal as Alice in Wonderland, with a powerful truth underneath it all. This beautifully illustrated, watercolored tale will make readers long for the simplicity of youth while embracing the wonderful complexities of adulthood: RESPONSIBILITY, LOVE, CONSEQUENCE, and ultimately the shocking, inevitable realities of LIFE and DEATH. Written by Pierre Paquet, this honest portrayal of a moment from his own life will take readers to a land of contemplation and adventure.
Publisher: Chicago : Magnetic Press, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781942367109
Branch Call Number: GN PAQUET
Characteristics: 91 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sandoval, Tony 1973-


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Aug 08, 2016

An odd tale of a boy lost in strange worlds. It serves as a allegorical journey of sorts about the pain and lessons of growing up. It seems to play out like a bad acid trip. Has some wonderfully insightfully moments, but it was a bit to surreal for my tastes.


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