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Thunderhead Underground Falls

Joel Orff (Illustrator)


List Price: 14.95*
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Thunderhead Underground Falls tells the story of Jack, a young army reservist who has one weekend left before shipping out for combat in the Middle East. He and a friend find themselves behind the wheel of his parent's car, driving farther and farther west into a snowy landscape. The book is an impressionistic exploration of Jack's flight from his future, as well as an exploration of this place that he's pledged his life to fight for. Jack and his friends want to experience the simple freedom of taking a drive, of seeing familiar things before his outlook is changed forever by the violence that he knows he will soon face. As the hours go by, Jack begins to consider desertion, but he knows that if he stays to hold onto the life that he knows, it will still be changed forever.

Alternative Comics, 9781891867880, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2006

About the Author

Joel Orff's first book Strum and Drang: Great Moments in Rock 'n' Roll was nominated for the 2004 YALSA Booklist. The comic strip 'Great Moments in Rock 'n' Roll' has run weekly in the Marin, California magazine Pacific Sun since 2005. Joel's other books are Waterwise and Thunderhead Underground Falls.