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The squirrel mother : stories

Author: Megan Kelso
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Squirrel Mother is Megan Kelso's second collection of graphic short stories, all of which originally appeared in various magazines and anthologies between 2000 and 2005. Kelso's work is characterized by subject matter that fits roughly into two disparate camps: personal and semi-autobiographical stories that draw heavily on the details of her childhood and adolescence, and stories about the idea of America and
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kelso, Megan, 1968-
Squirrel mother.
Seattle : Fantagraphics ; [New York] : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006
(OCoLC)607848080
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Kelso
ISBN: 9781560977469 1560977469
OCLC Number: 70587911
Description: 147 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The squirrel mother --
Kodachrome --
Nettie's left-handed flute --
Bills --
On the beautiful Blue Danube --
Halloween, 1976 --
The pickle fork --
Meow face --
Publius --
The duel --
Aide de camp --
Fuck the troops --
Split Rock, Montana --
Green River.
Responsibility: Megan Kelso.

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"The Squirrel Mother is Megan Kelso's second collection of graphic short stories, all of which originally appeared in various magazines and anthologies between 2000 and 2005. Kelso's work is characterized by subject matter that fits roughly into two disparate camps: personal and semi-autobiographical stories that draw heavily on the details of her childhood and adolescence, and stories about the idea of America and American history, such as a trilogy of short pieces about Alexander Hamilton. Her work is distinguished from many of her contemporaries as much by her spare, elegant, calligraphic linework, leisurely pacing, and psychological acuity as it is by the absence of nihilism, scatology, pedantry, and formal experimentalism. Her work is charming, witty, nuanced, slightly elusive, and sharply observed. The Squirrel Mother features 15 stories of between three and twenty-two pages in full color, including two stories, "Meow Face" and "Aide de Camp," done especially for this volume. The personal stories are each self-contained but in a sense take place in the same world where similar characters inhabit different stories. The "America" stories are broader in subject matter, taking on events of political and historical significance and wrestling with ideas having to do with the American experience."--Publisher's website.

A collection of very short vignettes of everyday life.

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