The Freddie Stories

By Lynda Barry
(Drawn & Quarterly, Hardcover, 9781770460904, 72pp.)

Publication Date: January 22, 2013

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THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TROUBLED ADOLESCENTS FROM BARRY'S ACCLAIMED COMIC


"The Freddie Stories" traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of the dysfunctional Mullen family. These four-panel entries--each representing an episode in the life of Freddie--bring to life adolescence, pimples and all. No matter what happens, it all seems to go wrong for Freddie--he's set up as an arsonist, mercilessly teased in school, and bossed around by classmates. With consummate skill, Lynda Barry writes about the cruelty of children at this most vulnerable age when the friends they make and the paths they choose can forever change their lives. In "The Freddie Stories "every word of dialogue, every piece of narration, and every dark line evokes adolescent angst. These short, moving stories are collected from Barry's beloved "Ernie Pook's Comeek," which was serialized across North America for two decades. Re-packaged here with a brand-new afterword from Lynda Barry, "The Freddie Stories "is an adult tale about just how hard it is to be a teenager, and it's classic Barry work--poignant, insightful, and true.




About the Author
Lynda Barry is the creator of the nationally syndicated "Ernie Pook's Comeek" comic strip and the author of the novel and play "The Good Times Are Killing Me." Once a commentator for National Public Radio, she lives in Evanston, Illinois.
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