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Our cancer year / by Joyce Brabner and Harvey Pekar ; illustrations by Frank Stack.

Brabner, Joyce. (Author). Pekar, Harvey. (Added Author). Stack, Frank. (Added Author).

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Summary:

It was the year of Desert Storm that Harvey Pekar and his wife, Joyce Brabner, discovered Harvey had cancer. Pekar, a man who has made a profession out of chronicling the Kafkaesque absurdities of an ordinary life - if any life is ordinary - suddenly found himself incapacitated. But he had a better-than-average chance to beat cancer and he took it - kicking, screaming and complaining all the way. The Pekar/Brabner coalition draws upon this and other trials to paint a portrait of a man beset with fears real and imagined - who survives. Our Cancer Year, Pekar and Brabner's first book-length comic, is the most human of stories. It is a true and unflinching account of two people battling cancer. But it is also a record of what happened to seven teenagers - young activists from Cambodia and the Middle East, friends of Joyce's - and two difficult adults, as Operation Desert Shield turned into Operation Desert Storm.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 362.196994 .B795o 1994 (Text) 37814002766674 ADULT GRAPHIC Book None 11/24/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1568580118 :
  • ISBN: 9781568580111
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, c1994.

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It was the year of Desert Storm that Harvey Pekar and his wife, Joyce Brabner, discovered Harvey had cancer. Pekar, a man who has made a profession out of chronicling the Kafkaesque absurdities of an ordinary life - if any life is ordinary - suddenly found himself incapacitated. But he had a better-than-average chance to beat cancer and he took it - kicking, screaming and complaining all the way. The Pekar/Brabner coalition draws upon this and other trials to paint a portrait of a man beset with fears real and imagined - who survives. Our Cancer Year, Pekar and Brabner's first book-length comic, is the most human of stories. It is a true and unflinching account of two people battling cancer. But it is also a record of what happened to seven teenagers - young activists from Cambodia and the Middle East, friends of Joyce's - and two difficult adults, as Operation Desert Shield turned into Operation Desert Storm.
Subject: Pekar, Harvey > Health > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cancer > Patients > Ohio > Cleveland > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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