Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel
The legendary Jules Feiffer presents his first noir graphic novel. Spiced with the deft humour for which Feiffer is renowned, Kill My Mother centres on five formidable women linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective. Featuring a fighter turned tap dancer, a small-time thug who dreams of being a hit man, a name-dropping cab driver, a communist off-licence owner and a film star with a mind-boggling secret, this band of old enemies congregates on a Pacific island to settle scores. Combining Feiffer's skills to draw us into this seductively menacing world, bluesy, fast-moving and funny, Kill My Mother is a noir-graphic novel like the films they don't make anymore.
"What's striking about this new graphic novel from the 85-year-old cartoonist is its ferocious energy." -- The Herald "Kill My Mother...his[Jules Feiffer's] first foray into the graphic novel form (at the age of 86), is perfection of its kind." -- Neel Mukherjee - New Statesman
Jules Feiffer is a cartoonist, playwright, children's book author and illustrator, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches a humor writing class at Stony Brook Southampton College. He lives in East Hampton, New York, where he is completing the Kill My Mother trilogy.