Everything Is Teeth

Everything Is Teeth

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Random House, Inc.
From the award-winning author of All The Birds, Singing, a deeply moving graphic memoir about family, love, loss, and the irresistible forces that, like sharks, course through life unseen, ready to emerge at any moment.

Ever since she was a little girl, passing her summers in the brutal heat of coastal New South Wales, Evie Wyld has been captivated by sharks—by their innate ruthlessness, stealth, and immeasurable power. Young Evie would listen intently as farmers and fishermen told stories about being alone on the water at dusk; she would lose herself in books about legendary shark attacks, mesmerized by the photos of the victims. And even though she returned to London at the end of each summer, Australia's sharks never released their hold on her imagination. Now, in this quietly penetrating narrative of personal memories, beautifully rendered by illustrator Joe Sumner, Evie Wyld lends her exceptional voice to the telling of a story all her own.

Baker & Taylor
When she was a little girl, passing her summers in the heat of coastal Australia, Evie Wyld was captivated by sharks--by their innate ruthlessness, stealth and immeasurable power--and they have never released their hold on her imagination.

& Taylor

Captivated by sharks during her childhood summers spent in New South Wales, the author shares how they never released their hold on her imagination.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781101870815
Branch Call Number: 92 W976e 2016
Characteristics: pages
Additional Contributors: Sumner, Joe


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IanH_KCMO Sep 29, 2016

An INCREDIBLE, out-of-nowhere graphic memoir about growing up in Australia and being obsessed with/terrified of sharks. I picked it up because I loved the cover and I'll read anything if it looks neat, but was blown away at the high level of both the illustration (which blends some really excellent cartooning with photo-realistic images of sharks) and storytelling.

KateHillier Jul 21, 2016

This was a bit of an odd one but also really interesting and compelling. The art is in black and white and is very simple but that just makes you pay attention to what's being said or implied.

Evie is a young girl obsessed with sharks. This obsession follows her through her life and sort of informs these vague events in her life that aren't really explained or given clear definition. I get that the author was trying to make it implied or make you more on guard (much like the protagonist is) but I would have loved a bit more clarity in the text.

Donna_R Oct 15, 2015

There's a certain surrealness about this graphic novel memoir. It is like a dream of the past. Pretty wonderful.


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