Layers: A Memoir (Hardcover)

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Layers: A Memoir By Pénélope Bagieu, Montana Kane (Translated by) Cover Image
By Pénélope Bagieu, Montana Kane (Translated by)
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Following the Eisner-award winning Brazen, Pénélope Bagieu pens her first autobiographical work in this hilarious and bitter sweet graphic memoir.

Pénélope Bagieu never thought she'd publish a graphic memoir. But when she dusted off her old diaries (no, really—this book is based on her actual diaries), she found cringe-worthy, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories begging to be drawn.

In Layers, Bagieu reflects on her childhood and teen years with her characteristic wit and unflinching honesty. The result is fifteen short stories about friendship, love, grief, and those awkward first steps toward adulthood.

About the Author

Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author, and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. In America, her graphic novels include Exquisite Corpse, California Dreamin’, The Witches (an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic), and Brazen (a 2019 Eisner Award winner). She blogs, plays drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows.

Praise For…

"Eisner-winning French creator Bagieu (Brazen, 2018) mines her own youthful journals for a delectable 16-story memoir with plenty of bite... Rife with intimate charm, Bagieu nimbly transforms the memories of 'that weird, awkward girl, filled with complexes and insecurities' into proof she’s grown up to be 'so, so brave.'" —Booklist, starred review

This heartfelt, autobiographical graphic novel is an affirming and witty look into the joys and struggles of growing up, and is a highly recommended purchase but is best suited for adults and older teens." — School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250873736
ISBN-10: 1250873738
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English