Swallow Me Whole
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WINNER OF THE 2009 EISNER AWARD FOR BEST NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL!
NOMINATED FOR THREE 2009 EISNER AWARDS INCLUDING BEST GN & BEST CARTOONIST!
WINNER OF THE 2008 IGNATZ AWARD FOR "OUTSTANDING DEBUT"!
ONE OF YALSA’S "GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR TEENS"!
FINALIST FOR THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE!
Swallow Me Whole is a love story carried by rolling fog, terminal illness, hallucination, apophenia, insect armies, secrets held, unshakeable faith, and the search for a master pattern to make sense of one’s unraveling.
In his most ambitious book to date, Nate Powell quietly explores the dark corners of adolescence — not the clichéd melodramatic outbursts of rebellion, but the countless tiny moments of madness, the vague relief of medication, and mixed blessing of family ties. As the story unfolds, two stepsiblings hold together amidst schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, family breakdown, animal telepathy, misguided love, and the tiniest hope that everything will someday make sense.
Deliberately paced, delicately drawn, and drenched in shadows, Swallow Me Whole is a landmark achievement for Nate Powell and a suburban ghost story that will haunt readers long after its final pages.
From Publishers Weekly
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