The Resource My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]

My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]

Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel
Title
My friend Dahmer
Title remainder
a graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
[text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer, the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper, seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, 'Jeff' was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In [this story], a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche-- a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget."--Amazon.com
Title
My friend Dahmer
Creator
Summary
In graphic novel format, the author offers an account of growing up in the same schools as Jeffrey Dahmer, who went on to become one of the most notorious serial killers and cannibals in United States history
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Illustration line
Award
  • Alex Award, 2013.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, 2013.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2013.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10083486
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
Reading level
3.6
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
written and illustrated by Derf Backderf
Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-220)
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
Contents
Preface: the convoluted history of 'My friend Dahmer' -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The strange boy -- pt. 2. A secret life -- pt. 3. The Dahmer fan club -- pt. 4. Becoming the monster -- pt. 5. Fade to black -- Epilogue
Control code
7ocm46316123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781419702167
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011285306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
CORE COLLECTION
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations

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