Mail order bride

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Fantagraphics, Mar 27, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 261 pages
20 Reviews
The creator of Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself? returns with aneven more powerful graphic novel. Monty, a Canadian comic-and-toy-shopowner and a pathetic 39-year-old virgin, expects his Asian mail-orderbride Kyung Soo to fulfil his female Asian fantasy stereotypes:obedient, hardworking and loyal. Tall and accentless, Kyung turns outto be much more complex than Monte is willing to accept. This sharp andaffecting look at their prickly relationship is told over 264 elegant,touching pages in this original graphic novel by Disney animator MarkKalesniko. Kalesniko adroitly juxtaposes Monty's non-sexual, juvenileobsessions with his objectification of his bride, drawing a direct linebetween loneliness, consumerism, and how the need for order in one'slife compromises the approach to matters of the heart.

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User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

I couldn't decide whether to rate this "liked it" or "hated it", but I definitely couldn't give it a bland rating of "it was ok". Firstly, the stereotypes. The stereotypical geeky comic book store ... Read full review

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User Review  - Csenge - Goodreads

This book hits like a hammer. Gorgeous, serious, and very, very well done. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Mark Kalesniko is a former Disney animator (his credits include The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Mulan, and Atlantis) born in British Columbia and now living in Los Angeles, CA. with his wife, Jennifer. His books include Alex, Mail Order Bride and Freeway.

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