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The Good Times Are Killing Me

The Good Times Are Killing Me

by Lynda Barry


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Lynda Barry’s classic heartbreaking and heartwarming coming of age novella back in print

Young Edna Arkins lives in a neighborhood that is rapidly changing, thanks to white flight from urban Seattle in the late 1960s. As the world changes around her, Edna is exposed to the callous racism of adults—sometimes subtle and other times blatant, but always stinging. By weaving the importance of music in adolescence with the forbidden friendship between Edna, who is white, and Bonna Willis, who is Black, Lynda Barry captures the earnest, awkward, yet always honest adolescent voice as perfectly in prose as she does in comics.

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ISBN-13: 9781770462618
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 541,199
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: NC1190L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher and found they are very much alike. She is the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art and Discovery Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is also an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity in their Image Lab.

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