Virtual Event: Sophie Yanow and Suzy Exposito

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 5:00pm


Join us on Thursday, September 10 at 5pm PDT when Sophie Yanow launches her new graphic novel, The Contradictions, with Suzy Exposito on Zoom!

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Praise for The Contradictions

“Yanow is an author/illustrator to watch.” —Publishers Weekly

“With deft sketches and minimal text, [Yanow] shows how the streets of a city can simultaneously foster and crush social change, and how urban humans cling to personal freedom in an increasingly monitored world.” —The Atlantic

About The Contradictions

The Eisner Award–winning story about a student figuring out radical politics in a messy world

Sophie is young and queer and into feminist theory. She decides to study abroad, choosing Paris for no firm reason beyond liking French comics. Feeling a bit lonely and out of place, she’s desperate for community and a sense of belonging. She stumbles into what/who she’s looking for when she meets Zena. An anarchist student-activist committed to veganism and shoplifting, Zena offers Sophie a whole new political ideology that feels electric. Enamored—of Zena, of the idea of living more righteously—Sophie finds herself swept up in a whirlwind friendship that blows her even further from her rural California roots as they embark on a disastrous hitchhiking trip to Amsterdam and Berlin, full of couch surfing, drug tripping, and radical book fairs.

Capturing that time in your life where you’re meeting new people and learning about the world—when everything feels vital and urgent—The Contradictions is Sophie Yanow’s fictionalized coming-of-age story. Sophie’s attempts at ideological purity are challenged time and again, putting into question the plausibility of a life of dogma in a world filled with contradictions. Keenly observed, frank, and very funny, The Contradictions speaks to a specific reality while also being incredibly relatable, reminding us that we are all imperfect people in an imperfect world.

The Contradictions Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770464070
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 8th, 2020

The Eisner Award–winning story about a student figuring out radical politics in a messy world


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