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The Resource My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]

My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]

Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel
Title
My friend Dahmer
Title remainder
a graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We all have that one friend from school -- the strange kids, the class freak, the guy whose antics amused, entertained, and maybe even alarmed us. The one who sticks in our heads even with the passing of the years. That classmate is invariably left behind when we graduate, vanishing into memory, filed away with our old yearbooks and other teenage mementoes. But every now and then we wonder, whatever happened to that friend? For one man who grew up in a small town in Ohio, that questions was by every media outlet in the world on July 22, 1991, when Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested for the murder of seventeen young men and teenage boys. My Friend Dahmer is a graphic novel from political cartoonist Derf Backderf in which he tries to make sense of the future serial killer with whom he shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides
Summary
In graphic novel format, the author offers an account of growing up in the same schools as Jeffrey Dahmer, who went on to become one of the most notorious serial killers and cannibals in United States history
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Alex Award, 2013.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, 2013.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2013.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10083486
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Derf
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Derf
  • Dahmer, Jeffrey
  • Dahmer, Jeffrey
  • Serial murderers
Target audience
adult
Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-220)
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
Contents
Preface: The convoluted history of My friend Dahmer -- The strange boy -- A secret life -- The Dahmer fan club -- Becoming the monster -- Fade to black -- The players
Control code
ocn746316123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781419702174
Lccn
2011285306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)746316123
Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-220)
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
Contents
Preface: The convoluted history of My friend Dahmer -- The strange boy -- A secret life -- The Dahmer fan club -- Becoming the monster -- Fade to black -- The players
Control code
ocn746316123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781419702174
Lccn
2011285306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)746316123

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