The Resource Stitches : a memoir--, David Small

Stitches : a memoir--, David Small

Label
Stitches : a memoir--
Title
Stitches
Title remainder
a memoir--
Statement of responsibility
David Small
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David, a highly anxious yet supremely talented child, all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage. Believing that they were trying to do their best, David's parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden. Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen, with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist, will resonate as the ultimate survival statement. A silent movie masquerading as a book, Stitches renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Alex Award, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2009.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
Action
Legacy
Awards note
  • ALA Notable Books, 2010
  • PW Best Books of year, 2009
  • A 2010 Michigan Notable Books selection
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
321729
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Small, David
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
3.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Small, David
  • Small, David
  • Medicine
  • Authors, American
  • Artists
  • Children's stories
  • Children's stories
  • Medicine
  • Artists
  • Authors, American
  • Children's stories
  • United States
Label
Stitches : a memoir--, David Small
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
ocn317473464
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780393068573
Lccn
2009022526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317473464
Label
Stitches : a memoir--, David Small
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
ocn317473464
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780393068573
Lccn
2009022526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317473464

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