The Tenderness of Stones


Main Details
Date 2019
Location of Publication New York, NY
Genre Literature
Format Hardcover
Type Original Graphic Novel
Page Count 144
Language English
  • ISBN — 978-1-68147-298-3
  • UPC — 9 781681 472983 53295
Notes Cover price: US $32.95/$43.95 CAN

“We buried one of dad’s lungs,” announces the narrator of The Tenderness of Stones. The lung is so large it takes three men to carry it—and that is just the beginning. The family looks on as, under the dispassionate orders of anonymous white-clad strangers, their father is disassembled, piece by piece: His nose is removed from his face and tied, temporarily, to his neck; his other lung is pulled out and he is forced to lug it around in a cart; his mouth is pried off and stored away, leaving him mute. Beneath it all is one devastating truth: Soon, he will be gone entirely.


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