An old woman returns alone to the spot where as a young girl she used to meet her lover on his daily lunch break.
An unsuspecting couple find themselves drawn to a window to watch the neighbours' kinky play turn into something more sinister.
Twin teenage sisters make an awkward pilgrimage with their ageing-hippie father.
A young guy misses his flight and returns to observe a kind of alternate version of his own life, one from which he seems to have vanished. "Sleepwalk" is a classic Tomine collection, a series of vignettes that scratch beneath the surface of seemingly well-adjusted lives.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 104 pages, chiefly ill
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 21/08/2008
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9780571233311
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Review by questbird
An interesting collection of short graphical stories of urban alienation, flawed and inconclusive relationships by the author of 'Shortcomings'. Particularly memorable for me were: 'Drop' (a one-page story); 'The Connecting Thread' about a woman who becomes obsessed with personal "I saw you" ads; 'Dylan & Donovan' about a father and his estranged teen daughters; and 'Six Day Cold' about a relationship which might have been over but isn't quite. All of the stories are competent and illustrated in a stark black and white style (some with a lot more black than others). A solid collection of earlier stories by Adrian Tomine.