Sounds of Your Name
by Nate Powell
"Publishing a narrative magnifies one side of a highly subjective experience, and threatens to crystallize it as history, swallowing memory whole," says Nate Powell in the introduction to this powerful collection of short stories in graphic novel form. Powell's intricate black and white art focuses on the terrors and pleasures of growing up. Poignantly plumbing the existential angst of youth, he invokes great coming-of-age novels with only a few dozen words. This book collects his self-published zines and comics dating back to 1992, his first two graphic novels (Tiny Giants and It Disappears), and new work. These stories build vignette by vignette into a rich tableau of lofty dreams and Deep South disappointment, car crashes and love letters, first kisses and four-tracks. Powell's work is a reminder of the persistence of wonder against all odds. Read a great interview with Nate in Comics Reporter!
(You might also know Powell from March, his graphic novel about the civil rights movement, Swallow Me Whole. He was an Eisner Award winner for Best Original Graphic Novel and an LA Times Book award nominee)
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