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Black Hole (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

by Charles Burns Author

It's suburban Seattle, in the mid-1970s, and a strange plague has descended upon the area's teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact, resulting in various terrifying or subtle symptoms.

A coming of age story with a twist, Black Hole eerily captures the complexities of teenage life from young love, the unbearable awkwardness and insecurity, to high school alienation and the longing to escape. This book will disturb you and captivate you in equal measure.