Any Empire (Hardcover)

By Nate Powell

Top Shelf Productions, 9781603090773, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

List Price: 19.95*
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Nate Powell’s follow-up to the Eisner award-winning Swallow Me Whole examines war and violence, and their trickle-down effects on middle America. As a gang of small-town kids find themselves reunited in adulthood, their dark histories collide in a struggle for the future.
Any Empire follows three kids in a Southern town as a rash of mysterious turtle mutilations forces each to confront their relationship to their privileged suburban fantasies of violence. Then, after years apart, the three are thrown together again as adults, amid questions of choice and force, belonging and betrayal.