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A harrowing memoir of loss and the struggle to connect, Brown's story is told with a spare poetic elegance. A self-absorbed teenager, Chester Brown strays into the difficult territory of friendship and early love while at home there is a slowly building crisis over his mother's mental health. Emotionally intense, the story veers unsteadily between the extremes of eerie detachment and sudden desperate outbursts of need. A complex and disturbing true story told with a nuanced, queasy visual style that lingers in the mind long after the book has been put away.

Author/Artist: Chester Brown
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Pages: 200pp
Size: 6 x 9
Notes: softcover, b/w
Release Date: January 30, 2008
ISBN: 978-1896597140