Author Archive for Gina Gagliano

The Rabbi’s Cat

This book is comprised of three interlocking vignettes about a Jewish family in Algeria in the 1930s. The first vignette is about the cat gaining the ability to speak (by killing and eating the family parrot) and his subsequent attempt…

Maria’s Wedding

Frankie Pirelli’s cousin Maria is getting married, and the whole family’s coming to the wedding– including his gay brother Joseph (and his new husband), his homophobic aunt Giula, his drug-dealing cousin Mark, and his cousin Carla, who delights in nothing…

Southpaw

Southpaw is a left-handed boxer who also happens to be a tiger. Unfortunately, his crooked robot manager arranges for Southpaw to lose matches so that he can win bets on the tiger’s opponents. But Southpaw can’t stand for such underhanded…

Demo

Demo is a book of twelve one-shot stories with a connected theme: adolescents with superpowers.  But wait! This isn’t a typical ‘kid gets superpowers and then joins a team of like-minded individuals who try to make the world a better place’…

Daisy Kutter: The Last Train

Daisy Kutter is a young, cute, blond ex-gunslinger/wild west villain in a world peopled by both humans and sentient robots.  She has recently retired to run a dry goods store, but misses her old life, feeling stifled in a small…

Superman: Secret Identity

Superman and his multi-dimensional counterparts have a complicated history, and Kurt Busiek manages to explain most of it in his introduction, telling us that this book is the story of the Earth-Prime Superman, the one that exists on a world…