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Shortcomings

Shortcomings

Author: Adrian Tomine
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When Miko moves temporarily to live and study in New York she leaves behind Ben, a confused, obsessive, 30-year-old theatre manager who finds himself desperately trying to answer the big questions. But aided only by his promiscuous friend Alice, and spending increasing time with his new employee Autumn, things only seem to get more confusing. Does he know what he wants? Is he everything Miko accuses him of? Should he follow her to New York? A painful, charming and stunningly illustrated look at the realities of modern relationships, "Shortcomings" is one of the most brilliantly subtle, witty and moving graphic novels around.

Reviews
"Meticulously observed . . . Pitch-perfect and succinct. [Tomine] is an invisible reporter, a scientist of the heart." - "The New York Times Book Review "Exploring race, adulthood, and ambition with exquisitely tuned humor and poignancy, "Shortcomings" is a graphic narrative as piercingly realistic as any prose fiction. A" --"Entertainment Weekly "Tomine's lacerating falling-out-of-love story is an irresistible gem of a graphic novel." --Junot Diaz, "Publishers Weekly "Shortcomings" is Tomine's richest and most rewarding read, packed with the most human characters he has ever created." - "Star-Tribune" (Minneapolis) "One of the most masterful cartoonists of his generation . . . ["Shortcomings" is] equal parts poignant, hilarious, and sad." - "The Village Voice"
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571233304
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : July 2008
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adrian Tomine
  • : Paperback
  • : 112