Home After Dark

Home After Dark

by David Small

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Overview

Winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award

A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

David Small’s long-awaited graphic novel is a savage portrayal of male adolescence gone awry like no other work of recent fiction or film.


Wildly kaleidoscopic and furiously cinematic, Home After Dark is a literary tour-de-force that renders the brutality of adolescence in the so-called nostalgic 1950s, evoking such classics as The Lord of the Flies. Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to sun-splashed California in search of a dream. Suddenly forced to fend for himself, Russell struggles to survive in Marshfield, a dilapidated town haunted by a sadistic animal killer and a ring of malicious boys who bully Russell for being “queer.” Rescued from his booze-swilling father by Wen and Jian Mah, a Chinese immigrant couple who long for a child, Russell betrays their generosity by running away with their restaurant’s proceeds. Told almost entirely through thousands of spliced images, once again “employ[ing] angled shots and silent montages worthy of Alfred Hitchcock” (Washington Post, on Stitches), Home After Dark becomes a new form of literature in this shocking graphic interpretation of cinema verité.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871403155
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 346,947
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

David Small author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Stitches, is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, the Christopher Medal, and the E. B. White Award.
He and his wife, the writer Sarah Stewart, live in Michigan.

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