Everything Is Teeth

Everything Is Teeth

Graphic Novel - 2015
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The author presents a collection of the memories she brought home to England, a book about family, love and the irresistible forces that pass through life unseen, under the surface, ready to emerge at any point
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9781101870815
1101870818
Branch Call Number: GN Wyld
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Sumner, Joe - Illustrator

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IanH_KCMO Sep 29, 2016

An INCREDIBLE, out-of-nowhere graphic memoir about growing up in Australia and being obsessed with/terrified of sharks. I picked it up because I loved the cover and I'll read anything if it looks neat, but was blown away at the high level of both the illustration (which blends some really excellent cartooning with photo-realistic images of sharks) and storytelling.

KateHillier Jul 21, 2016

This was a bit of an odd one but also really interesting and compelling. The art is in black and white and is very simple but that just makes you pay attention to what's being said or implied.

Evie is a young girl obsessed with sharks. This obsession follows her through her life and sort of informs these vague events in her life that aren't really explained or given clear definition. I get that the author was trying to make it implied or make you more on guard (much like the protagonist is) but I would have loved a bit more clarity in the text.

Donna_R Oct 15, 2015

There's a certain surrealness about this graphic novel memoir. It is like a dream of the past. Pretty wonderful.

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