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Scenes from an Impending Marriage

A Prenuptial Memoir

At the behest of his soon-to-be wife, Adrian Tomine set out to create a wedding favor for their guests that would be funnier and more personal than the typical chocolate bars and picture frames. What started out as a simple illustrated card soon grew into a full-fledged comic book: a collection of short strips chronicling the often absurd process of getting married.
A loose, cartoony departure from Tomine´s previous work, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a sweet-natured, laugh out-loud skewering of the modern marriage process, including hiring a DJ, location scouting, trips to the salon, suit fittings, dance lessons, registering for gifts, and managing familial demands. The most personal and autobiographical work of Tomine´s career, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a charming, delightful document of the little moments leading up to the big day.

Praise for Adrian Tomine

´Tomine is, trust me, superb.´ Sam Leith, Daily Telegraph

´Near perfection . . . Tomine is a superb graphic novelist.´ Daily Telegraph

´Visually stunning . . . absolutely essential.´ Independent on Sunday

´Rendered with uncluttered beauty, the dialogue is so convincing that you can almost hear the characters speak, and it is alight with truth.´ Neel Mukherjee, The Times

Portrait
Adrian Tomine is the author of Shortcomings, Summer Blonde, Sleepwalk, and 32 Stories. He is a regular New Yorker contributor and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 64
Erscheinungsdatum 14.04.2011
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-571-27770-4
Verlag Faber & Faber
Maße (L/B/H) 150/129/9 mm
Gewicht 110
Abbildungen chiefly Illustrations
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