Mail order bride
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stephmo - LibraryThing
Kalesniko manages to mix together heartwarming, sad, triumphant, angry, hopeful, pathetic and unfair across several characters and all throughout the story of Mail Order Bride in this story of two ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - savageknight - LibraryThing
This novel really blew me away. During the hour I spent reading it and being immersed in the little world inhabited by Kyung Seo and Monty Wheeler, I was completely oblivious to the world around me ... Read full review