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The Resource Cousin Joseph : a graphic novel, Jules Feiffer

Cousin Joseph : a graphic novel, Jules Feiffer

Label
Cousin Joseph : a graphic novel
Title
Cousin Joseph
Title remainder
a graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
Jules Feiffer
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our story opens in Bay City in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression. Big Sam sees himself as a righteous, truth-seeking patriot, defending the American way, as his Irish immigrant father would have wanted, against a rising tide of left-wing unionism, strikes, and disruption that plague his home town. At the same time he makes monthly, secret overnight trips on behalf of Cousin Joseph, a mysterious man on the phone he has never laid eyes on, to pay off Hollywood producers to ensure that they will film only upbeat films that idealize a mythic America: no warts, no injustice uncorrected, only happy endings. "Meet Big Sam Hannigan. Tough, righteous, a man on a mission. Only problem is, it's the wrong mission. With the New York Times bestseller Kill My Mother, legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer began an epic saga of American noir fiction. With Cousin Joseph, a prequel that introduces us to bare-knuckled Detective Sam Hannigan, head of the Bay City's Red Squad and patriarch of the Hannigan family featured in Kill My Mother, Feiffer brings us the second installment in this highly anticipated graphic trilogy. Our story opens in Bay City in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression. Big Sam sees himself as a righteous, truth-seeking patriot, defending the American way, as his Irish immigrant father would have wanted, against a rising tide of left-wing unionism, strikes, and disruption that plague his home town. At the same time he makes monthly, secret overnight trips on behalf of Cousin Joseph, a mysterious man on the phone he has never laid eyes on, to pay off Hollywood producers to ensure that they will film only upbeat films that idealize a mythic America: no warts, no injustice uncorrected, only happy endings. But Sam, himself, is not in for a happy ending, as step by step the secret of his unseen mentor's duplicity is revealed to him. Fast-moving action, violence, and murder in the noir style of pulps and forties films are melded in the satiric, sociopolitical Feifferian style to dig up the buried fearmongering of the past and expose how closely it matches the headlines, happenings, and violence of today."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • May 15, 2016
  • May 09, 2016
  • March 15, 2016
  • May 15, 2016
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Booklist
  • Library Journal
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feiffer, Jules
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.F4
LC item number
C68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Private investigators
Label
Cousin Joseph : a graphic novel, Jules Feiffer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016003857
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781631490651
Lccn
2016003857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631490651
  • (OCoLC)921868726
Label
Cousin Joseph : a graphic novel, Jules Feiffer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016003857
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781631490651
Lccn
2016003857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631490651
  • (OCoLC)921868726

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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