Cartoonist Jaime Hernandez appears in conversation with Chicago-based artist Anya Davidson, author of Band For Life, School Spirits & more, at Quimby’s Bookstore on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7 PM to discuss and sign his latest book IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME?
In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together — literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey’s lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however — this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist.
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