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Fetch

Fetch

How A Bad Dog Brought Me Home : A Graphic Memoir

Downloadable Graphic Novel - 2017
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The author describes her life with her misbehaved dog, a pet that saw her through many changes in life over the course of fifteen years.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
ISBN: 9780544608115
0544608119
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (314 pages) : illustrations

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When Nicole Georges was 16 she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next 15 years, Beija would be the one constant in her life.

When Nicole Georges was 16 she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next 15 years, Beija would be the one constant in her life.

Full of lovely, touching and evocative drawings, Fetch is a fantastic memoir about the unexpected life lessons a young woman learned from her "bad" dog.


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mclarjh
Apr 12, 2018

I really liked the ink and wash drawings, but the storytelling was weak, and the characters (including the author) were unlikeable.

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amoby
Feb 08, 2018

I am in this book!

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jackiedelacruz
Oct 27, 2017

An absolutely wonderful and heart-warming story about friendship! I loved Nicole Georges' wittiness and vulnerability that is depicted in the beautiful black and white graphics. For anyone who has ever experienced a deep connection to their pets or other animals I definitely recommend this book.

JCLCourtneyS Sep 15, 2017

Tells a sometimes brutally honest story with inviting, evocative art. I have a dog that has more than a few things in common with Beija (they even came from the same shelter!), but even without that shared ground, this book has a lot to say to any reader who has struggled to find a path through the mess of life.

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MelissaBee
Aug 09, 2017

"Fetch" is a tender and heart-felt graphic memoir detailing the entwined lives of author Nicole Georges and her spirit companion Beiji. This fine bit of visual storytelling opens when the author is in her teens and effortlessly unspools through her early adult years as she leaves home, lands in Portland's punk and zine scene, discovers her love of lesbian culture and establishes her life as an artist, accompanied by her sometimes snappish, often misunderstood dog. With fresh and approachable drawing and writing, "Fetch" offers a real insight into the depth of the human-animal bond and how coming to love and understand our animal friends can also offer insight into ourselves. I recommend this to any reader who enjoys graphic autobiographies, coming of age stories, tales of women coming into their own, and of course anyone who has ever been touched by an animal spirit.

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Jan 31, 2018

MelissaBee thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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