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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: US HISFIC FER2016
Title: My Favourite Thing is Monsters
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Personal name: Ferris, Emil
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Historical Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 978160699959253999
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Fantagraphics Books
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2016
Other physical details: paperback, softcover, large format
Summary, etc. note: Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
Expansion of summary note: 1960s Chicago, 1960s, graphic diary, diary, childhood diary, werewolf girl, queer, LGBTQ+, identity, depression, mental health, monsters, B-movie horror, pulp monster magazines, monster iconography, apartment building residents, Holocaust, Holocaust survivor, mystery, murder, Nazi Germany, women, detective, Frankenstein, feminist, sexuality, prostitution in Weimar Germany, holocaust accounts, sadism, late Gothic art, renaissance era art, dysfunctional family, social commentary, gritty, crosshatch, coming of age, trauma, secrets, homophobia, notebook paper, journal, unconventional, 1970s, race, poverty, violence, imagination, single mother, Jewish, BIPOC, PoC, full colour, full color, USA, United States, American
Source of acquisition: Amnon Buchbinder's collection
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: November, 2018
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