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From the dream team behind #1 New York Times bestseller Indeh comes a graphic novel following a father and son as they navigate an increasingly catastrophic day.
Set against the quiet and unassuming city of Huntsville, Texas, Jack "Meadowlark" Johnson, and his teenage son, Cooper embark on a journey of epic proportions. Told over the course a single day, this electrifying graphic novel recounts Cooper's struggle to survive the consequences of his father's mistakes and the dangers they have brought home to his estranged family. As Cooper and his father desperately navigate cascading threats of violence, they must also grapple with their own combative, dysfunctional, but loving relationship.
Drawing on inspiration from the authors' childhoods in Texas, their relationships with their own sons and from ancient myths that resonate throughout the ages, this contemporary crime noir is a propulsive coming-of-age tale of the shattering transition into manhood. While both father and son strive to understand their place in the world and each other's lives, tension and resentment threaten to boil over. As emotionally evocative as it is visually stunning, this captivating graphic novel will appeal to fans of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and Terrence Malick's Badlands.
A troubled teen gets more than he bargained for in this Texas crime story, heavy with sticky-hot atmosphere and rippling with familial melodrama, from actor Hawke (A Bright Ray of Darkness) and Ruth (Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars). Sick of his stepfather and expelled from school, Cooper tags along with his ex-boxer father Jack on his job as prison guard. But just after another guard gives Cooper a rundown on the characters in lockup including Red, a bear-sized albino who has it in for Jack a riot breaks out. As the pair escape, the lackadaisical family drama turns into a criminality-fueld roadtrip, including standoffs, a sleazy motel room, a cartel, a giant pile of cash, dark secrets, and a psychopath who calls himself Wolf Boy. Emotions ratchet up as Jack and Cooper navigate the plot's hairpin turns while working out their relationship. Ruth's naturalistic art and washed-out sandy coloring bring a timeless feel to the action while also highlighting its cinematic qualities (his rendering of sensitive, rakish Jack looks quite like Hawke). Neatly balancing pulpy thrills with well-observed father-son dynamics, this is a genre tale that punches above its weight. Agents: (for Hawke) Eric Simonoff, William Morris Endeavor; (for Ruth) Allen Spiegel, Allen Spiegel Fine Arts.