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The Resource Invisible ink : my mother's secret love affair with a famous cartoonist : a graphic memoir, by Bill Griffith

Invisible ink : my mother's secret love affair with a famous cartoonist : a graphic memoir, by Bill Griffith

Label
Invisible ink : my mother's secret love affair with a famous cartoonist : a graphic memoir
Title
Invisible ink
Title remainder
my mother's secret love affair with a famous cartoonist : a graphic memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Bill Griffith
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fifteen minutes after Bill Griffith's father died from a bicycle accident in 1972, his mother turned to him and said, "If I don't tell you this now, I'll never be able to tell you. I had a long and happy relationship with a man you knew slightly." Thus began Griffith's journey to reconstruct this hidden relationship between his mother and a deeply cultured jack-of-all-trades cartoonist and crime novelist. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of Manhattan in the 1950s and '60s as seen through his mother's and his own teenage eyes. Griffith finally discovers the holy grail of his mother's past: her diary, an ecstatic evocation of her sexual liaison, and an eloquent testament to her deepest feelings; and an unfinished novel that parallels the trajectory of her own life. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew"--
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provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 741.5/973
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Label
Invisible ink : my mother's secret love affair with a famous cartoonist : a graphic memoir, by Bill Griffith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn904036719
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781606998953
Lccn
2015937719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly black and white illustrations, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)904036719
Label
Invisible ink : my mother's secret love affair with a famous cartoonist : a graphic memoir, by Bill Griffith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn904036719
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781606998953
Lccn
2015937719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly black and white illustrations, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)904036719

Library Locations

    • Niagara Falls Public LibraryBorrow it
      1425 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY, 14305, US
      43.1021933 -79.0520196
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