Neil Young's Greendale
Publication Date: June 15, 2010
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"Greendale" is based on Neil Young's critically acclaimed 2003 album and 2004 film of the same name. Many have referred to the album as a "rock novel" which explores the effects of crime, media, consumerism and environmental issues on the Green family in the sheltered small Northern California town of Greendale.
Even for politically active teenage girls, Sun Green has always been different. There's been talk that the Green family women had great powers in concert with nature, but Sun herself never really wondered too much about it. Then, in the fall of 2003, as the nation gallops blindly into war, a Stranger appears in her hometown of Greendale, and everything starts going to hell. In an effort to overcome the pain the Stranger brings, Sun unearths the mystery of the Green family women, and in doing so, finds her own inherent power, not just to confront the Stranger, but to confront the mounting injustice of the world outside of Greendale as well.
"Chiang's subdued, surreal art delivers an arresting visual dimension to the rock legend's spiral narrative that's as whimsical as it is fearsome."—WIRED/Underwire
""Greendale" the graphic novel is completely satisfying as its own, singular animal. . . . I enjoyed "Greendale" immensely, just as scenes from the Gulf reminded me how prescient it is."—Scripps Howard News Service
"An engrossing story of how every generation rediscovers its own coming-of-age journey, adapted from the rock opera album by Neil Young. . . . Dysart's writing ably builds the mystery of the story toward Sun's climactic discoveries about herself and her family that lead to life-changing decisions. Chiang's art excels at mixing the magical elements of the story with its foundation in reality and recent world events."—Publishers Weekly