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My Friend Dahmer : A Graphic Novel (2012)
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Call Number GN/NONFICTION/DAHMER,J

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Published: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2012
Description:  221 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781419702167 (hbk.), 1419702165 (hbk.), 9781419702174 (pbk.), 1419702173 (pbk.), 1419702165 :,
Language:  English


Winner of the 2013 Alex Award

"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



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

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