The Resource Big kids, Michael DeForge

Big kids, Michael DeForge

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Big kids
Title
Big kids
Statement of responsibility
Michael DeForge
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Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The debut graphic novel from a dazzling newcomer with a singular, idiosyncratic style. Big Kids is simultaneously Michael DeForge's most straightforward narrative and his most complex work to date. It follows a troubled teenage boy through the transformative years of high school as he redefines his friends, his interests, and his life path. When the boy's uncle, a police officer, gets kicked out of the family's basement apartment and transferred to the countryside, April moves in. She's college student, mysterious and cool, and she quickly takes a shine to the boy. The boy's own interests quickly fade away: he stops engaging in casual sex, taking drugs, and testing the limits of socially acceptable (and legal) behavior. Instead, he hangs out with April and her friends, a bunch of highly evolved big kids who spend their days at the campus swimming pool. And slowly, the boy begins to change, too. Eerie and perfectly paced, DeForge's Big Kids muses on the complicated, and often contradictory, feelings people struggle with during adolescence, the choices we make to fit in, and the ways we survive times of change. Like Ant Colony and First Year Healthy, Big Kids is a testimony to the harshness and beauty of being alive
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Title
Big kids
Creator
Summary
"Big Kids is simultaneously Michael DeForge's most straightforward narrative and his most complex work to date. It follows a troubled teenage boy through the transformative years of high school as he redefines his friends, his interests, and his life path. When the boy's uncle, a police officer, gets kicked out of the family's basement apartment and transferred to the countryside, April moves in. She's a college student, mysterious and cool, and she quickly takes a shine to the boy. The boy's own interests quickly fade away: he stops engaging in casual sex, taking drugs, and testing the limits of socially acceptable (and legal) behavior. Instead, he hangs out with April and her friends, a bunch of highly evolved big kids who spend their days at the campus swimming pool. And slowly, the boy begins to change, too."--Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10490215
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Michael DeForge
Big kids, Michael DeForge
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Big kids, Michael DeForge
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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Dimensions
16 cm.
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Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770462243
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
cat24
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn908628858
  • (OCoLC)908628858
  • 1322175

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
      39.3681268 -104.8590461
    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
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