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My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel

Author: Derf
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer, the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper, seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, 'Jeff' was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In [this story], a haunting and original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Romans graphiques
Named Person: Jeffrey Dahmer; Jeffrey Dahmer; Jeffrey Dahmer; Derf; Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derf
ISBN: 9781419702167 1419702165 9781419702174 1419702173
OCLC Number: 864395126
Awards: Winner of Alex Awards 2013
Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Fourteen and Up) 2013
Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (High School) 2015
Short-listed for Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers 2014
Description: 221 pages : illustrations en noir et blanc ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: the convoluted history of 'My friend Dahmer' --
Prologue --
pt. 1. The strange boy --
pt. 2. A secret life --
pt. 3. The Dahmer fan club --
pt. 4. Becoming the monster --
pt. 5. Fade to black --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman].
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In 1991, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer seared himself into the American consciousness. To Backderf, "Jeff" was a high school friend. In this haunting and original graphic novel, Backderf creates a  Read more...

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A new classic of the graphic novel genre . . . A moving book that qualifies as one of the great graphic novels, a work of art.--Creative Loafing A powerful, unsettling use of the graphic medium to Read more...

 
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