Black Hole (Hardcover)

Author: Burns, Charles

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A chilling graphic novel set in suburban Seattle during the mid-1970s describes the lives of the areas teenagers, who are suddenly faced with a devastating, disfiguring, and incurable plague that has descended on the young people of Seattle. Teen. *Author: Burns, Charles *Publication Date: 2005/10/18 *Number of Pages: 352 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 9.50

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780375423802
SKU 31192995
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 037542380X
Release Date 10/18/2005
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"[D]ense, unnerving....Burns's art is inhumanly precise, and he makes ordinary scenes as creepy as his nightmare visions of a world where intimacy means a life worse than death." (starred review)
"[Y]ou'll be hard-pressed not to get sucked into this black-and-white teenage wasteland."
"Burns's intricate, controlled and pulpy penwork...is one of the most recognizable styles in comics, and BLACK HOLE is his masterwork: an uncanny imitation of traditional comics at their most mannered and melodramatic, invigorated by the shock of the deeply human and the deeply weird."
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Editors Note A chilling graphic novel set in suburban Seattle during the mid-1970s describes the lives of the area's teenagers, who are suddenly faced with a devastating, disfiguring, and incurable plague that has descended on the young people of Seattle.
Annotation This psychedelic and disturbing black-and-white graphic novel collects a series of 12 comic books. Set in mid-?70s Seattle, it captures both the bizarre mysteries of puberty and the stigma of AIDS. A group of teenagers are literally and figuratively changed forever when several of them get "the bug," a mysterious sexually transmitted disease that causes various kinds of repulsive-looking mutations.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0368
Publisher Pantheon Books

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