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IN-STORE EVENT: Molly Knox Ostertag, The Deep Dark

Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 6:00pm

FREE IN-STORE EVENT: Molly Knox Ostertag, writer-illustrator of the New York Times and ABA Indie bestselling The Witch Boy trilogy and The Girl from the Sea, returns to Bookshop to share her new graphic novel The Deep Dark—a darkly beautiful story of identity, family, love, loss, and magic. Ostertag will be in conversation with Mo Doyle, head of Bookshop's graphic novels section.

"Pairing measured pacing, dynamic paneling, robust dialogue, and abundantly realized main and supporting characters, Ostertag delivers an expansive triumph—her best yet—to examine issues of grief, identity, intergenerational trauma, and reconnection." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Everyone has secrets. Mag's has teeth.

Magdalena Herrera is about to graduate high school, but she already feels like an adult with serious responsibilities: caring for her ailing grandmother; working a part-time job; clandestine makeouts with a girl who has a boyfriend. And then there's her secret, which pulls her into the basement each night, drains her of energy, and leaves her bleeding. A secret that could hurt and even kill if it ever got out—like it did once before.

So Mags keeps her head down, isolated in her small desert community. That is, until her childhood friend Nessa comes back to town, bringing vivid memories of the past, an intoxicating glimpse of the future, and a secret of her own. Mags won't get attached, of course. She's always been strong enough to survive without anyone's help.

But when the darkness starts to close in on them both, Mags will have to drag her secret into the daylight, and chose between risking everything... or having nothing less to lose.


Molly Knox Ostertag is the acclaimed ABA Indie and New York Times bestselling graphic novel author-illustrator of The Girl from the Sea and The Witch Boy trilogy; The Witch Boy, The Hidden Witch, and the Midwinter Witch, as well as a writer for animation. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Molly was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30: Media list in 2020. She's married to fellow writer and artist ND Stevenson, and they live in Los Angeles with two cats and a very cuddly dog. You can find her online at mollyostertag.com

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781338839999
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - June 4th, 2024