White Like She

White Like She

by Bob Fingerman
     
 

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  • After 15 years, Bob Fingerman’s race and gender-swapping,
    pseudo-science-fiction social satire is back in print and better than ever! The tale of a down-on-his-luck African-American nuclear power plant custodian whose brain is transplanted into a militant white teenage girl whose brain also finds a new home, White Like She mixes message, humor,

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  • After 15 years, Bob Fingerman’s race and gender-swapping,
    pseudo-science-fiction social satire is back in print and better than ever! The tale of a down-on-his-luck African-American nuclear power plant custodian whose brain is transplanted into a militant white teenage girl whose brain also finds a new home, White Like She mixes message, humor, violence, and
    Frankensteinian brain-juggling.
  • Featuring never-before-seen bonus material and newly added gray tone, this is the definitive edition of White Like She.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/16/2015
Luther Albert Joyce has had a bum deal in life: divorced, cheated, bankrupt, and black in racist America. Things get worse when an accident at the nuclear plant where he works as a janitor leaves him Toxic Avenger–level deformed and his presumed-dead body is unceremoniously dumped in a river. He gets a second shot at life when his brain is plopped into the body of Louella, a formerly angsty, lily-white, teenage Brooklyn lesbian. This book is full of weirdness and often deeply disturbed characters. An early work for Fingerman (Minimum Wage), it struggles to fully explore the transplanted character aspects, only skimming Luther’s explorations of what it’s like to be white and a woman. His encounters with gender and race often take a backseat to the brain-swapping plots that propel the story forward. The art throughout is wonderfully, thoroughly gritty and sometimes very ugly—every person seems to be shown at a bad angle. This unsympathetic approach adds another layer of anxiety that would not be there with a more average cast. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781632151469
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
12/16/2014
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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