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The Resource Gast, by Carol Swain

Gast, by Carol Swain

Label
Gast
Title
Gast
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by Carol Swain
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Helen is an amateur bird watcher and naturalist who lives in a rural community in Wales. When a local farmer Bill tells Helen that a "rare bird" named Emrys killed himself at Cuddig farm, she decides to investigate. One of the dogs at the farm tells her, by way of explanation, that Emrys "had no feathers and couldn't fly." She plucks an old cosmetic kit from a dumpster and discovers it belonged to Emrys. Inventorying the kit's contents, she finds a spent .12 gauge shotgun shell. Her attempt to learn more about Emrys turns into a journey of self-discovery and ultimately a hard-fought reconciliation with the world as it is. Carol Swain's Gast is the rare kind of contemporary graphic novel critics are conjuring when they exult over the promise of the art form; a philosophically mature vision, uniquely executed by an artist wholly in control of her craft. In Gast, Helen's inner life is slowly revealed through a mixture of naturalistic detail and phantasmagoric occurrences
Summary
Helen is an amateur bird watcher and naturalist who lives in a rural community in Wales. When a local farmer Bill tells Helen that a "rare bird" named Emrys killed himself at Cuddig farm, she decides to investigate. One of the dogs at the farm tells her,by way of explanation, that Emrys "had no feathers and couldn't fly." She plucks an old cosmetic kit from a dumpster and discovers it belonged to Emrys. Inventorying the kit's contents, she finds a spent .12 gauge shotgun shell. Her attempt to learn moreabout Emrys turns into a journey of self-discovery and ultimately a hard-fought reconciliation with the world as it is. Carol Swain's Gast is the rare kind of contemporary graphic novel critics are conjuring when they exult over the promise of the art form; a philosophically mature vision, uniquely executed by an artist wholly in control of her craft. In Gast, Helen's inner life is slowly revealed through a mixture of naturalistic detail and phantasmagoric occurrences
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Illustration
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10360618
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Swain, Carol
Dewey number
741.5/941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
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  • Suicide
  • Self-realization in women
  • Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
Gast, by Carol Swain
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Chiefly illustrations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054826511
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First Fantagraphics Books edition.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781606997550
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014434584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858843520
Label
Gast, by Carol Swain
Publication
Note
Chiefly illustrations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054826511
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First Fantagraphics Books edition.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781606997550
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014434584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858843520

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