A moving graphic memoir about home, childhood, and family by the author of Storeyville and Pompeii.
Frank Santoro's work has been exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City and the Fumetto comics festival in Switzerland. He is the author of Storeyville and has collaborated with Ben Jones, Dash Shaw, Frank Kozik, and others. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"[A] lush, innovative and important monument to loss." -- Hilary Chute, The New York Times "Best Comics of 2019"
"Santoro's stupendously assured style is made to seem sketchy,
preliminary, transient. . . . Santoro's pans around the industrial
vistas and timeless rivers are majestic as well as melancholy. . .
. There are stories yet to end, and futures of uncertainty ahead.
But art like Pittsburgh makes the world worth staying in."
--Adam McGovern, HiLobrow
"Examining his mother and father's broken relationship, Santoro (Pompeii) expands their story into a superb combination of family saga, coming-of-age memoir, and tribute to his hometown of Pittsburgh . . . He simultaneously pays tribute and bears witness in artful detail, creating an origin story sure to move many readers to reflect upon their own beginnings." --Publishers Weekly, starred review