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Kill My Mother: Includes a Signed and Numbered Art Print
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Publisher Liveright Pub Corp
Publication date September 29, 2014
Pages 148
Binding Hardcover
Edition Slp ltd sg
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780871407986
ISBN-10 0871407981
Dimensions 1.25 by 9.25 by 12 in.
Weight 2.75 lbs.
Original list price $250.00
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A Limited Edition of 150 copies, with full cloth binding and full cloth slipcase, includes a signed and numbered art print.

Adding to a legendary career that includes a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, Obie Awards, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Cartoonist Society and the Writers Guild of America, Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel. Kill My Mother is a loving homage to the pulp-inspired films and comic strips of his youth. Channeling Eisner's The Spirit, along with the likes of Hammett, Chandler, Cain, John Huston, and Billy Wilder, and spiced with the deft humor for which Feiffer is renowned, Kill My Mother centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families, linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective.

As our story begins, we meet Annie Hannigan, an out-of-control teenager, jitterbugging in the 1930s. Annie dreams of offing her mother, Elsie, whom she blames for abandoning her for a job soon after her husband, a cop, is shot and killed. Now, employed by her husband’s best friend―an over-the-hill and perpetually soused private eye―Elsie finds herself covering up his missteps as she is drawn into a case of a mysterious client, who leads her into a decade-long drama of deception and dual identities sprawling from the Depression era to World War II Hollywood and the jungles of the South Pacific.

Along with three femme fatales, an obsessed daughter, and a loner heroine, Kill My Mother features a fighter turned tap dancer, a small-time thug who dreams of being a hit man, a name-dropping cab driver, a communist liquor store owner, and a hunky movie star with a mind-boggling secret. Culminating in a U.S.O. tour on a war-torn Pacific island, this disparate band of old enemies congregate to settle scores.

In a drawing style derived from Steve Canyon and The Spirit, Feiffer combines his long-honed skills as cartoonist, playwright, and screenwriter to draw us into this seductively menacing world where streets are black with soot and rain, and base motives and betrayal are served on the rocks in bars unsafe to enter. Bluesy, fast-moving, and funny, Kill My Mother is a trip to Hammett-Chandler-Cain Land: a noir-graphic novel like the movies they don’t make anymore.

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Slp ltd sg edition from Liveright Pub Corp (September 29, 2014)
9780871407986 | details & prices | 148 pages | 9.25 × 12.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $250.00
About: A Limited Edition of 150 copies, with full cloth binding and full cloth slipcase, includes a signed and numbered art print.

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