Cousin Joseph

Cousin Joseph

A Graphic Novel

Book - 2016
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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.
Published: New York :, Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781631490651
Branch Call Number: GN COU
Characteristics: 111 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm


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Nov 06, 2017

Still lovely art from Feiffer, but the story didn't hold me. I didn't quite understand what happened in some instances. But for the most part, it was interesting character development. I liked learning about the characters, though some stayed a bit flat. Not as good as the previous comic, Kill My Mother.


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