The 2007 New York Times Book Review Notable Book now in paperback
Lauded for its provocative and insightful portrayal of interpersonal relationships, Adrian Tomine’s politically charged Shortcomings was one of the most acclaimed books of 2007. Among many interviews and reviews in outlets around the country, Tomine was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and also in The Believer, New York magazine, and Giant Robot. Shortcomings landed on countless “best of” lists, including those in Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times; was praised by Junot Díaz in Publishers Weekly; and was the subject of a solo review in The New York Times Book Review that drew comparison between Tomine and Philip Roth. The groundbreaking graphic novel now returns in paperback.
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Amazon Significant Seven, November 2007: Adrian Tomine draws his mid-twenties slackers with an impeccable, exact line for every slumpy gesture and cultivated rumple. In Shortcomings, this ex-wunderkind tackles a book-length comic for the first time after three collections of stories, and his maturity shows not so much in the ages of his characters, who are still slackly wandering, dropping out of grad school or managing a movie theater, but in his calm and masterful handling of his story, in which vividly individual characters wander through the maze of imposed and self-generated stereotypes of Asian and American identities (the title is a wry allusion to one of the most enduring of those assumptions). Never has that old commonplace that the personal is the political seemed more paralyzing, and more true. --Tom NissleyAbout the Author:
Adrian Tomine is the critically acclaimed cartoonist of the comic book series Optic Nerve; the graphic novels 32 Stories, Sleepwalk, Summer Blonde, and Shortcomings; and the art book Scrapbook. He is also an illustrator for The New Yorker, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, and his stories have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Tomine lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Book Description Drawn and Quarterly, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Meticulously observed . . . Pitch-perfect and succinct. [Tomine] is an invisible reporter, a scientist of the heart." The New York Times Book Review "Exploring race, adulthood, and ambition with exquisitely tuned humor and poignancy,Shortcomingsis a graphic narrative as piercingly realistic as any prose fiction. A" Entertainment Weekly "Tomine's lacerating falling-out-of-love story is an irresistible gem of a graphic novel." Junot Diaz,Publishers Weekly "Shortcomingsis Tomine's richest and most rewarding read, packed with the most human characters he has ever created." Star-Tribune(Minneapolis) "One of the most masterful cartoonists of his generation . . . [Shortcomingsis] equal parts poignant, hilarious, and sad." The Village Voice. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1897299753
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Book Description 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 169mm x 10mm x 231mm. Paperback. The 2007 "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book now in paperbackLauded for its provocative and insightful portrayal of interpersonal relationships, Adrian Tomine&.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 108 pages. 0.254. Bookseller Inventory # 9781897299753