Home After Dark #1
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Home After Dark #1

Writer: David Small Artist: David Small Publisher: Liveright Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $27.95 Critic Reviews: 1
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David Small's long-awaited graphic novel is a savage portrayal of male adolescence gone awry like no other work of recent fiction or film. Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to sun-splashed California in search of a dream. Suddenly forced to fend for himself, Russell struggles to survive in Marshfield, a dilapidated town haunted by a sadistic animal killer and a ring of malicious boys who bully Russell for being "queer." Rescued from his booze-swilling father by Wen and Jian Mah, a Chinese immigrant couple who long for a child, Russell betrays their generosity by running away with their restaurant's more

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    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Oct 31, 2018

    Home After Darkis a compelling coming-of-age story thanks to Small's focus on Russell's lack of proper maturity in such a hostile and lonely environment. The struggles Russell goes through are still recognizable today and Small balances each one fairly well. His art both moves the story along at a nice pace and makes you feel the emotions behind each character. Small's talents as a writer and artist are on clear display with his latest work in the genre. Read Full Review

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