Woman's World : A Graphic Novel, Paperback

Woman's World : A Graphic Novel Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Norma Fontaine lives in a perfect woman's world of handy tips and sensible advice.

Whether it's choosing the right foundation garment or practising feminine allure through meticulous grooming, Norma measures life by the standards set in the magazines she reads. But everything is not as it seems...




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Woman's World is, without question, one of the most innovative and original books I've ever read. Graham Rawle wrote a general outline of the story, then over the course of five years pieced it together using pictures, words, and phrases from 1960's-era women's magazines. The result is a fascinating story with a modern worldview, but a hauntingly authentic 1960's voice. The story centers around Norma Fontaine, a stylish and modern woman with a keen fashion sense who, for reasons that become clear as the story progresses, is encouraged by her family to remain indoors at all times and avoid being seen by the neighbors. To say any more than that would be to give away the plot, and it's much more satisfying to let Rawle do the storytelling. I'll just say that anyone who is looking for a truly original piece of storytelling, and an amazing piece of artwork, will find it in this one-of-a-kind book.
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Norma, a strange and unreliable protagonist, quite literally pieced together from women's magazines, yearns to burst out of the constrained house-bound life in which she has been forced to live since her "accident". But it soon becomes obvious that all is not as it seems and that, if she succeeds, it could spell disaster for everyone... This is a tragedy, and a farce, and a piece of art. Brilliant.

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