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Genius

Genius

“It’s always the little things. Small notions lost to the complex mind because of their innate simplicity. Ideas beating on the subconscious like sand grains re-depositing themselves on shores until some kid scoops them up and notices that it’s not…

The Blue Dragon

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This visually stunning collaboration between Robert Lepage, artistic director of Ex Machina (a Canadian multidisciplinary theatrical production company), actor Marie Michaud, and illustrator Fred Jourdain brings the stage production of the same name alive on the printed page. The story,…

Age Called Blue

Nick and Billy’s dreams of being rock stars are a big part of their friendship, but when Nick steals Billy’s guitar and the take from their show and runs away, the friendship may never be the same. Can Joe, an…

Solanin

Technically Asano’s Solanin is a seinen (men’s) comic, but the ideas explored in it will speak to both genders and a wide range of ages. The story revolves around Meiko and her boyfriend Taneda, who live in a small apartment…

Real, vol. 1

Two young men—Nomiya, a high school dropout haunted by an accident he caused, and Kiyoharu, a cancer survivor who lost a leg to the disease—find themselves altered by the sport of wheelchair basketball. Nomiya is just looking to keep playing…

The Push Man and Other Stories

The Push Man collects sixteen short stories by the acclaimed Japanese manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Tatsumi is particularly renowned and recognized for his art style, which is “restrained, minimal, and stylized,” according to Adrian Tomine. No one has the big…

La Perdida

La Perdida recounts the story of Carla, a girl who goes to Mexico to explore her Mexican roots.  In Mexico, Carla stays with an American ex-boyfriend, Harry, until his disregard for her determination to pursue her Mexican heritage annoys them…

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…

Paradise Kiss

Introduction “Sweet exotic scents filled its every corner, as if someone was making candies in a Chinese import store. Dizzying music pulsated and bounced off the loud pink walls. There was an old bar, and a pool table, and three…

Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood

There’s a general perception, somehow, that small town life holds the key to community in this country. That’s where you find the tales of ancestors past, traditions passed from generation to generation, and intimate knowledge of everyone and everything worth…