You'll Never Know

You'll Never Know

Book 1 : A Good and Decent Man

Graphic Novel - 2009
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* Premiere and author appearance at 2009 MoCCA Comic Art Festival inNYC
* 2007's I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets won an EisnerAward (for Best Archival Collection) and sold over 15,000 copies in fourprintings
* Viral promotion and distribution of multimedia assets(video previews, book page and photo galleries) via online social networks(MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc.) and the Fantagraphics.comwebsite

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
ISBN: 9781606991442
1606991442
Branch Call Number: GN 741.5973 TYLER C
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 x 32 cm.
Alternative Title: Good and decent man

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quagga Oct 18, 2009

This bittersweet memoir told in comic strips explores the way events in history continue to have repercussions. Carol Tyler's father was a young American soldier who fought in World War II. He was taciturn, prone to sudden rages and would never talk about his experiences there. Carol was born in about 1950, grew up surrounded by siblings, attended Catholic schools, married, moved far away, had a daughter, split up with her husband - all the normal stuff. What is remarkable is her honest examination of her own life and how it was shaped by her family, as well as her determination to delve into the emotional scars of her father's past. It wasn't until he was in his nineties that stories about war suddenly began to pour out of him. Something awful happened in Italy, but we still don't know what it was by the end of book one.

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