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Author Angkko, 1983- author, illustrator.

Title Bad friends / Ancco ; translated by Janet Hong.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. [Montreal, Canada] : Drawn & Quarterly, [2018]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction Graphic Novels  F ANGKKO    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction Graphic Novels  F ANGKKO    AVAILABLE
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Description 173 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Note "Originally published in Korean by Changbi Publishers, Inc."--Colophon.
Summary "Jinju is bad. She smokes, drinks, runs away from home, and has no qualms about making her parents worry. Her mother and sister beg her to be a better student, sister, daughter; her beleaguered father expresses his concerns with his fists. Bad Friends is set in the 1990s in a South Korea torn between tradition and Western modernity and haunted by an air of generalized gloom. Cycles of abuse abound as the characters enact violence within their power structures: parents beat children, teachers beat students, older students beat younger students. But at each moment that the duress verges on bleakness, Ancco pulls back with soft moments of friendship between Jinju and her best friend, Jung-ae. What unfolds is a story of female friendship, a Ferrante-esque connection formed through youthful excess, malaise, and struggle that stays with the young women into adulthood."
Subject Teenagers -- Korea (South) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Child abuse -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Violence -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Parent and child -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Female juvenile delinquents -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Added Author Hong, Janet, translator.
ISBN 9781770463295 (softcover)
1770463291 (softcover)
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