Twice Shy by Joel OrffTwice Shy by Joel Orff

Twice Shy

byJoel Orff

Paperback | October 4, 2019

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Twice Shy tells the story of two strangers who have shut themselves down emotionally as a way to cope with their lives. Bob is an artist with a creative block who loses himself in an aimless existence; while Casey suffers from deep-seated anxiety and feelings of abandonment. Brought together through an unexpected circumstance, they begin to open up and trust each other, gradually finding that their fears of being hurt are overcome by the simple joys that they now share. As they tentatively try to build a life together, the harsh realities of the outside world begin to intrude on their happiness, but the experience changes them both in fundamental ways.
Stapling cast-off newsprint from the local small-town newspaper into little books, Joel Orff churned out a thirty-two page comic once a month for most of his childhood. After his first year of college he threw them all out; a decision that he's still not sure if he regrets. More recently he's been published in several books and magazin...
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Title:Twice ShyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:132 pages, 9.2 × 7.55 × 0.3 inShipping dimensions:9.2 × 7.55 × 0.3 inPublished:October 4, 2019Publisher:Alternative ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1681486067

ISBN - 13:9781681486062

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On Joel Orff's Thunderhead Underground Falls: Realizing a story so elemental that its like hasn't been done well since such World War II-set movie tearjerkers as the American The Clock and the Soviet Ballad of a Soldier, Orff is much less histrionic but easily matches those films in expressionist panache." Ray Olson, Booklist *Starred Review* "Rather than offer the reader a cookie cutter depiction of characters, Orff requires the reader to navigate uncharted terrain, gather bread crumbs, and shed his own light on even the darkest frames." - Bookslut"