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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For (Paperback)

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What an absolute treat! I was so excited to finally read Bechdel’s seminal work, and even more surprised by how relevant and relatable it is still. I adore the lovably neurotic Mo, who is as concerned by the state of the world in the 1980s as we are now, and the hilarious and diverse cast of her friends. If you’re a fan of Dykes to Watch Out For or are perhaps looking for a supportive and affirming group of queers, you need this collection in your life.

— Jax

Description


Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it “half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and the rest of the cast of cult-fav characters. Most of them are lesbians, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis. Bechdel’s brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends—academics, social workers, bookstore clerks—fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents. Bechdel fuses high and low culture—from foreign policy to domestic routine, hot sex to postmodern theory—in a serial graphic narrative “suitable for humanists of all persuasions.”

About the Author


Alison Bechdel’s cult following for her early comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For expanded wildly for her family memoirs, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home, adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical, and Are You My Mother?  Bechdel has been named a MacArthur Fellow and Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, among many other honors.

Praise For…


“One of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period.”—Ms.
 



Product Details
ISBN: 9780358424178
ISBN-10: 0358424178
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 416
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Created At: 12/13/2019 02:01am
Last Updated At: 11/27/2020 06:10pm
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