Little Star

Little Star

by Andi Watson
     
 
  • Simon Adams is certain of what he's not: he's not one of those dead-beat
    Dads. He's a thoroughly modern "involved" Dad. Watch him stagger through the pee, the poo, and the puke in a sleep-deprived haze. Observe as he becomes a second class citizen in his X-chromosome controlled domicile. And feel as Simon tries to juggle career ambitions and his family

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  • Simon Adams is certain of what he's not: he's not one of those dead-beat
    Dads. He's a thoroughly modern "involved" Dad. Watch him stagger through the pee, the poo, and the puke in a sleep-deprived haze. Observe as he becomes a second class citizen in his X-chromosome controlled domicile. And feel as Simon tries to juggle career ambitions and his family in an act worthy of the best circus performers. No, you're not alone; this is what it's like for everyone.

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Publishers Weekly
The latest from Watson (Love Fights) recalls his autobiographical early work-indeed, in Little Star it almost seems the characters in Breakfast After Noon have just grown up and had a child. Simon is a painter in a ceramics studio who's chosen part-time work to spend more time with his toddler, Cassie-but he's having trouble. Because he's part-time, the work he's assigned is less fulfilling, and his daughter is going through a phase in which she demands her mother, Meg, and rejects her father-because he's "a boy." Then a real estate snafu forces them to find a new house fast, and work for both gets more complicated. Simon escapes from the daily stress of parenting and growing up with daydreams about space-astronauts, planets, stars-and musing about how his life has changed. The star theme never quite connects to the rest of the story, but Watson's characters and his art are as charming as ever, and young parents will relate to the difficult choices Simon and Meg have to make about how to raise their child in a world where they must have two incomes to give her what she needs. Despite some flawed allusions, Watson's affection for his characters-and his talent-shine through. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932664386
Publisher:
Oni Press
Publication date:
04/25/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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