The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen

Staff Pick

Le Nguyen’s debut graphic novel is full of tenderness and love. The Magic Fish follows Tiâãen as he navigates young adulthood--his interactions with the world, his parents, and his friends made complicated by his uncertainty about whether to reveal his secrets. An immigration narrative, coming-out story, and the retelling of a fairy tale all in one, Le Nguyen's work reminds us how powerful story telling can be against the pernicious dangers of self-doubt, bigotry, and identity crises.  

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ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Hades, Argentina, by Daniel Loedel

Staff Pick

Continuing the Latin American tradition of investigating and adjudicating a past filled with political turmoil and violence through fiction, Loedel's impressive debut focuses on a returned exile who hopes to bring back his dead love, one of the many Disappeared from his country's Dirty War. As the living interact with the dead, Loedel explores questions of guilt and the complex ways individuals respond to love and history--and announces himself as an exciting new voice in literature.



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ISBN: 9780593188644
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Riverhead Books - January 12th, 2021

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, by Adrian Tomine

Staff Pick

The latest from Tomine is a memoir-in-vignettes exploring the most embarrassing and cringe-inducing moments of his life as an artist. From a reading at an empty bookstore to moments of mistaken self-importance to disastrous interviews, Tomine mines his life for hilarious anecdotes that shine a spotlight on the less charming aspects of creative life. However, it is in the tender and heartwarming scenes of life with his wife and children that Tomine's mastery really shows, demonstrating why he's one of this medium's true explorers of the quotidian.

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ISBN: 9781770463950
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - July 21st, 2020