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Hot comb / Ebony Flowers.

Flowers, Ebony, (author,, illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781770463486
  • ISBN: 1770463488
  • ISBN: 9781770463486 : PAP
  • ISBN: 1770463488 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781770463486
  • ISBN: 1770463488
  • Physical Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Hot comb -- Lady on the train -- Big Ma -- Fieldwork follies -- My lil siser Lena -- Spaniard -- Sisters & daughters -- Last Angolan Saturday.
Summary, etc.:
"Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story 'Hot Comb' is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming 'too white' in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In 'Virgin Hair', taunts of 'tender-headed' sting as much as the perm itself. It's a scenario that repeats fifteen years later as an adult when, tired of the maintenance, Flowers shaves her head only to be hurled new put-downs. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Flowers, Ebony > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women, Black > Social life and customs > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women, Black > Race identity > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hairdressing of Blacks > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hairdressing of Blacks > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hair > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Beauty, Personal > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
African Americans > Fiction.
Beauty, Personal > Fiction.
Salons > Fiction.
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

Available copies

  • 20 of 20 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Bridgeport Public Library.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 20 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport COMIX FLOWERS (Text) 34000147809263 Adult Comix Graphic Novel Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport COMIX FLOWERS (Text) 34000147854541 Adult Comix Graphic Novel Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport COMIX FLOWERS (Text) 34000147851547 Adult Comix Graphic Novel Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport COMIX FLOWERS (Text) 34000147839997 Adult Comix Graphic Novel Available -

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