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The Resource My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]

My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]

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My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel
Title
My friend Dahmer
Title remainder
a graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
[text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer, the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper, seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, 'Jeff' was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In [this story], a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche-- a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget."--Amazon.com
Summary
In graphic novel format, the author offers an account of growing up in the same schools as Jeffrey Dahmer, who went on to become one of the most notorious serial killers and cannibals in United States history
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Alex Award, 2013.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, 2013.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2013.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10083486
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-220)
Contents
Preface: the convoluted history of 'My friend Dahmer' -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The strange boy -- pt. 2. A secret life -- pt. 3. The Dahmer fan club -- pt. 4. Becoming the monster -- pt. 5. Fade to black -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
221 p.
Isbn
9781419702167
Lccn
2011285306
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)746316123
Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-220)
Contents
Preface: the convoluted history of 'My friend Dahmer' -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The strange boy -- pt. 2. A secret life -- pt. 3. The Dahmer fan club -- pt. 4. Becoming the monster -- pt. 5. Fade to black -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
221 p.
Isbn
9781419702167
Lccn
2011285306
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)746316123

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