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Title Gast / by Carol Swain.
Author Swain, Carol, creator.
Publication Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, 2014.
Copyright date ©2014
Edition First Fantagraphics Books edition.
Description 171 pages : black and white illustrations ; 26 cm
Call # 741.5941 S
Summary Helen is an amateur bird watcher and naturalist who lives in a rural community in Wales. When a local farmer Bill tells Helen that a "rare bird" named Emrys killed himself at Cuddig farm, she decides to investigate. One of the dogs at the farm tells her, by way of explanation, that Emrys "had no feathers and couldn't fly." She plucks an old cosmetic kit from a dumpster and discovers it belonged to Emrys. Inventorying the kit's contents, she finds a spent .12 gauge shotgun shell. Her attempt to learn more about Emrys turns into a journey of self-discovery and ultimately a hard-fought reconciliation with the world as it is. Carol Swain's Gast is the rare kind of contemporary graphic novel critics are conjuring when they exult over the promise of the art form; a philosophically mature vision, uniquely executed by an artist wholly in control of her craft. In Gast, Helen's inner life is slowly revealed through a mixture of naturalistic detail and phantasmagoric occurrences.
Subject Suicide -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels -- Great Britain.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Great Britain.
Genre Graphic novels.
ISBN 1606997556
9781606997550

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