The Freddie Stories by Lynda BarryThe Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry

The Freddie Stories

byLynda Barry

Hardcover | December 15, 2012

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THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TROUBLED ADOLESCENTS FROM BARRY'S ACCLAIMED COMIC The Freddie Stories traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of the dysfunctional Mullen family. These four-panel entries n each representing an episode in the life of Freddie n bring to life adolescence, pimples and all. No matter what happens, it all seems to go wrong for Freddie n he's set up as an arsonist, mercilessly teased in school, and bossed around by classmates. With consummate skill, Lynda Barry writes about the cruelty of children at this most vulnerable age when the friends they make and the paths they choose can forever change their lives. In The Freddie Stories every word of dialogue, every piece of narration, and every dark line evokes adolescent angst.These short, moving stories are collected from Barry's beloved Ernie Pook's Comeek, which was serialized across North America for two decades. Re-packaged here with a brand-new introduction from Lynda Barry, The Freddie Stories is an adult tale about just how hard it is to be a teenager, and it's classic Barry work n poignant, insightful, and true.
Lynda Barry was born in Wisconsin in 1956, and later studied at Evergreen State College. She has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher and found they are very much alike.
Title:The Freddie StoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:72 pages, 6.02 × 9.2 × 0.86 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:177046090X

ISBN - 13:9781770460904

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Lynda Barry: "Barry rejects milk-and-sugar sweetness for something stronger, richer, more complex.' " New York Times"While Barry can be funny ... her real talent is the very nearly poetic invocation of moments of pubescent joy and humiliation as well as of the wonder at the fast-approaching, mysterious state of being a teenager. Her black-and-white drawings are crudely drawn, yet lyrical and emotionally complex.' - Publishers Weekly