Mail Order Bride

Mail Order Bride

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by Mark Kalesniko
     
 

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Monty, a lonely comic-shop owner, expects his Asian mail-order bride to fulfill his stereotypical fantasy, but she turns out to be much more complex than that in this sharp and affecting look at their prickly relationship.
The creator of Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself? returns with an even more powerful graphic novel. Monty, a Canadian comic-and-toy-shop owner

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Monty, a lonely comic-shop owner, expects his Asian mail-order bride to fulfill his stereotypical fantasy, but she turns out to be much more complex than that in this sharp and affecting look at their prickly relationship.
The creator of Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself? returns with an even more powerful graphic novel. Monty, a Canadian comic-and-toy-shop owner and a pathetic 39-year-old virgin, expects his Asian mail-order bride Kyung Soo to fulfil his female Asian fantasy stereotypes: obedient, hardworking and loyal. Tall and accentless, Kyung turns out to be much more complex than Monte is willing to accept. This sharp and affecting look at their prickly relationship is told over 264 elegant, touching pages in this original graphic novel by Disney animator Mark Kalesniko. Kalesniko adroitly juxtaposes Monty's non-sexual, juvenile obsessions with his objectification of his bride, drawing a direct line between loneliness, consumerism, and how the need for order in one's life compromises the approach to matters of the heart.

Editorial Reviews

NPR
“A dense, rewarding read.”
The Arizona Republic
“Kalesniko doesn't mince words as he explores issues of race, morality, passion and identity.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560974109
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Kalesniko is a former Disney animator (his credits include The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Mulan, and Atlantis) born in British Columbia and now living in Los Angeles, CA. with his wife, Jennifer. His books include Alex, Mail Order Bride and Freeway.

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Mail Order Bride 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, even though the ending DID make me angry!