Beverly

Beverly

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Nick Drnaso

A DARKLY FUNNY PORTRAIT OF MIDDLE AMERICA SEEN THROUGH THE STUNTED MINDS OF ITS CHILDREN

 

The modern lost souls of Beverly struggle with sexual anxieties that are just barely repressed and social insecurities that undermine every word they speak. Time passes, bodies change sizes, realities blur with fantasies, truths disintegrate, childhood comforts turn uncomfortable. Again and again, the civilized façades of Nick Drnaso’s pitch-perfect suburban landscapes crack in the face of violence and quiet brutality. Drnaso's debut graphic novel leaves you haunted and squirming and longing for more.

Praise for Beverly

With great economy and supreme confidence, [Drnaso] constructs whole worlds ... a masterful storyteller ... 

  The Seattle Review of Books

Drasno’s clean-lined art contrasts with the squirmy discomfort of his narratives ... If Todd Solondz drew comic books …

  The Herald Scotland

Drnaso’s diagnosis of the sickness at the soul of sheltered communities is novel in its discordant effects and keen observation.

  The Globe and Mail

Drnaso's stories and characters, and perhaps his view of the world, are ... achingly realistic, and all too familiar. 

  The Chicago Reader