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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Publication date May 5, 2009
Pages 128
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781560979739
ISBN-10 1560979739
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.18 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $22.99
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Back in print: the debut graphic novel from the author of The Three Paradoxes. Mother, Come Home is Paul Hornschemeier's piercing graphic-novel debut: it secured the cartoonist's place as one of his generation's most skillful and ambitious practitioners. Mother, Come Home quietly studies the inner lives of recently widowed David and his 7-year-old son, Thomas. Thomas struggles desperately to keep up appearances while his father, a professor of symbolic logic, becomes lost in abstractions. Father and son begin to retreat into their fantasies, but only one emerges. Mother, Come Home is masterfully drawn: Eisner-, Harvey-and Ignatz-Award-nominated Hornschemeier's controlled brushwork is clean, and his nine-panel page layouts pace David's inexorable descent into utter despair. Hornschemeier is equally precise when it comes to Mother, Come Home's color palette: subdued but warm, which suits the story's melancholy and contemplative mode. Mother, Come Home is a powerful work, and, because of its universal themes of anguish and loss, has resonance beyond its core audience of alternative-comics readers.

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Hardcover
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from Fantagraphics Books (May 5, 2009)
9781560979739 | details & prices | 128 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $22.99
About: Back in print: the debut graphic novel from the author of The Three Paradoxes.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781593070373
 
from Dark Horse Comics (January 21, 2004)
9781593070373 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A graphic novel presents the poignant tale of a young boy and his father struggling to accept the death of the family's mother.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417637218 Book cover for 9781435243552
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781435243552 | details & prices | List price $23.95
About: With his clean, distinctive art style and poignant storytelling, up-and-coming indie comics sensation Paul Hornschemeier has earned comparisons to and accolades from today's top graphic novelists.
from Turtleback Books (December 1, 2003); titled "Mother, Come Home"
9781417637218 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.90
About: A graphic novel presents the poignant tale of a young boy and his father struggling to accept the death of the family's mother.

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