Stitches : a memoir-- (Book, 2009) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Stitches : a memoir--

Author: David Small
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Personal Narrative
Graphic Novel
Popular Work
Pathographies
Autobiographical comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Nonfiction comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: David Small; David Small; David Small; David Small
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Small
ISBN: 9780393068573 0393068579 9780393338966 0393338967
OCLC Number: 317473464
Awards: ALA Notable Books, 2010
PW Best Books of year, 2009
A 2010 Michigan Notable Books selection
National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist, 2009
Description: 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Small.

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Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive  Read more...
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"Starred Review. Like other 'important' graphic works it seems destined to sit beside-think no less than Maus-this is a frequently disturbing, pitch-black funny, ultimately cathartic story whose full Read more...

 
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Osler Fellows Library

by oslerfellowslibrary (WorldCat user published 2018-02-28) Excellent Permalink

Donated by Jiameng Xu, March 24, 2017. "Stitches" is a moving, honest, and at times shocking book. It was recommended to me by a friend, who said that her research supervisor was interested in how pathographies like "Stitches" could develop empathy. If an aspect...
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Powerful art for a powerful story

by tiamatq (WorldCat user published 2009-09-29) Excellent Permalink

David Small draws you into his childhood, evoking the 50s and 60s and a household that represses and internalizes all feelings.  "Stitches" is the story of his childhood, of his mother, and of the growth on his neck that turns out to be cancer, resulting in the removal of one of his vocal chords...
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