Mail order bride

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Fantagraphics, Mar 27, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 261 pages
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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  - 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

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User 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


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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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