Kristen Radtke - IMAGINE WANTING ONLY THIS

Start: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

 

Kristen Radtke will be in converstion with Nick Flynn.

Imagine Wanting Only This Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781101870839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon Books - April 18th, 2017

A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief.

When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and, not long after his funeral, the sight of an abandoned mining town marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places left behind. Over time, this fascination deepened until it triggered a journey around the world in search of ruined places. Now, in this genre-smashing graphic memoir, she leads us through deserted towns in the American Midwest, Italian villas, islands in the Philippines, New York City, and the delicate passageways of the human heart. At once narrative and factual, historical and personal, Radtke's stunning illustrations and piercing text never shy away from the big questions: Why are we here, and what will we leave behind?

(With black-and-white illustrations throughout; part of the Pantheon Graphic Novel series)