Patience by Daniel Clowes

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Clowes does create another lonely, obsessed male character here, but instead of brooding endlessly over the woman he's lost, Jack does something to help her. In the course of his quest he and the reader get an intimate, heartbreaking portrait of Patience, Jack's one and only love.
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Synopsis

The most anticipated graphic novel of 2016: from the creator of Ghost World.

Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet. Full-color illustrations throughout.
 

About Daniel Clowes

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Daniel Clowes is a celebrated graphic novelist, Academy-Award nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker. He lives in Oakland, CA. He is a multi-Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Award winner, and his papers were recently acquired by the University of Chicago library.
 
Published January 1, 2016 by Karakarga. 180 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Aug 12 2016

Another strong entry in an already stunning body of work, and one that will surely be hailed as one of the best releases of 2016.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Rachel Cooke on Apr 12 2016

This isn’t my favourite of Clowes’s books; I prefer the altogether less strenuous Wilson, Mister Wonderful and Ghost World. But I still like it a lot, and I certainly can’t go along with a recent review that deemed it misogynistic.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Neel Mukherjee on Apr 01 2016

This is a deeply affecting book, and despite its gritty prose, colourful language and hardboiled trappings, a tender one, its sustained undertow of tenderness and melancholy giving it a surprising delicacy.

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Above average
Reviewed by Etelka Lehoczky on Mar 22 2016

Clowes does create another lonely, obsessed male character here, but instead of brooding endlessly over the woman he's lost, Jack does something to help her. In the course of his quest he and the reader get an intimate, heartbreaking portrait of Patience, Jack's one and only love.

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