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An Age of License [Pre-Order]

Details for this: Book
Author: Lucy Knisley
Format: Softcover
Pages: 196
Dimensions: 5.5" x 7.5"
Colors: black & white with some color
Year: 2014
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-768-0
Additional Details: n/a

Ships in: September 2014 (subject to change)
Price: $19.99


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Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French Milk, Relish) got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe and Scandinavia, thanks to a book tour. An Age of License is Knisley's comics travel memoir recounting her charming (and romantic!) adventures. It’s punctuated by whimsical visual devices (such as a "new experiences" funnel); peppered with the cute cats she meets along the way; and, of course, features her hallmark — drawings and descriptions of food that will make your mouth water. But it’s not all kittens and raclette crêpes: Knisley's experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations — about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career — that many young adults will relate to. An Age of License — which takes its name from a French saying — is an Eat, Pray, Love for the alternative comics fan.

22-page excerpt (download 2.7 MB PDF):

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Praise for Knisley's previous book, the New York Times bestselling Relish (featured as an Amazon top ten of 2013, a Goodreads top ten and Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2013):

"Relish possesses a poetic intensity and brevity that leaves the reader touched and haunted by life’s subtlest moments. Relish is by turns inspiring, witty, melancholy, surprising, and hilarious — in every sense a work of art." – Boston Globe

"Knisley's candid storytelling, deadpan humor, and clear-line storytelling make the book entirely accessible… like a giant bowl of spaghetti carbonara or a tower of huevos rancheros (recipes included) this is a book that teenagers and parents will savor in equal measure." – Publishers Weekly

"Thoroughly winning… There’s a real sense of joy to Relish." – The A.V. Club

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