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.