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    DescriptionThe 2007 "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book now in paperback Lauded for its provocative and insightful portrayal of interpersonal relationships, Adrian Tomine's politically charged "Shortcomings" was one of the most acclaimed books of 2007. Among many interviews and reviews in outlets around the country, Tomine was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR's "Fresh Air" and also in "The Believer," "New York" magazine, and "Giant Robot." "Shortcoming"s landed on countless "best of" lists, including those in "Entertainment Weekly" and "The New York Times"; was praised by Junot Diaz in "Publishers Weekly"; and was the subject of a solo review in "The New York Times Book Review" that drew comparison between Tomine and Philip Roth. The groundbreaking graphic novel now returns in paperback.

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    By (author) Adrian Tomine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 108
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781897299753
    ISBN 10: 1897299753

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC E4L: GRA
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 741.5
    DC22: 741.5
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    Libri: I-GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.3
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 741.5/973
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
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    BIC subject category V2: FXL
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    LC classification: PN6727.T64 S52 2012
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    19 June 2009
    Author Information
    Adrian Tomine is the critically acclaimed cartoonist of the comic book series "Optic Nerve"; the graphic novels "32 Stories," "Sleepwalk," "Summer Blonde," and "Shortcomings"; and the art book "Scrapbook." He is also an illustrator for "The New Yorker," "Esquire," and "Rolling Stone," and his stories have appeared in "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" and "An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories." A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Tomine lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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    "Meticulously observed . . . Pitch-perfect and succinct. [Tomine] is an invisible reporter, a scientist of the heart." --"The New York Times Book Review ""Exploring race, adulthood, and ambition with exquisitely tuned humor and poignancy, "Shortcomings" is a graphic narrative as piercingly realistic as any prose fiction. A" --"Entertainment Weekly ""Tomine's lacerating falling-out-of-love story is an irresistible gem of a graphic novel." --Junot Diaz, "Publishers Weekly """Shortcomings" is Tomine's richest and most rewarding read, packed with the most human characters he has ever created." --"Star-Tribune" (Minneapolis) "One of the most masterful cartoonists of his generation . . . ["Shortcomings" is] equal parts poignant, hilarious, and sad." --"The Village Voice"