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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: US EVFIC SHI2011
Title: Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not)
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Personal name: Shiga, Jason
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008171 checked in 2019-04-24 20:24:30

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Everyday Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9780810997479
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Abrams ComicArts
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2011
Other physical details: hardcover
Summary, etc. note: Jimmy is a stereotypical geek who works at the library in Oakland, California, and is trapped in his own torpidity. Sara is his best friend, but she wants to get a life (translation: an apartment in Brooklyn and a publishing internship). When Sara moves to New York City, Jimmy is rattled. Then lonely. Then desperate. He screws up his courage, writes Sara a letter about his true feelings, and asks her to meet him at the top of the Empire State Building (a nod to their ongoing debate about Sleepless in Seattle). Jimmy's cross-country bus trip to Manhattan is as hapless and funny as Jimmy himself. When he arrives in the city he's thought of as "a festering hellhole," he's surprised by how exciting he finds New York, and how heartbreaking—he discovers Sara has a boyfriend! Jason Shiga's bold visual storytelling, sly pokes at popular culture, and subtle text work together seamlessly in Empire State, creating a quirky graphic novel comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship.
Expansion of summary note: love story, semi-autobiographical, Oakland, US, United States, American, friendship, Brooklyn, New York, Empire State Building, Sleepless in Seattle, romance tropes, travel, bus trips, love, coming of age, growing up, humour
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: April, 2019
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