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The Resource Familiar face, Michael DeForge

Familiar face, Michael DeForge

Label
Familiar face
Title
Familiar face
Statement of responsibility
Michael DeForge
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The bodies of citizens and the infrastructure surrounding them is constantly updating. People can't recognize themselves in old pictures, and they wake up in apartments of completely different sizes and shapes. Commuter routes radically differ day to day. The citizens struggle with adaptability as updates happen too quickly, and the changes are far too radical to be intuitive. There is no way to resist--the updates are enacted by a nameless, faceless force. The narrator of Familiar Face works in the government's department of complaints, reading through citizens' reports of the issues they've had with the system updates. The job isn't to fix anything but rather to be the sole human sounding board, a comfort in a system so decidedly impersonal. These complaints aren't mere bug reports--they can be anything: existential, petty, just plain heartbreaking. Michael DeForge's ability to find the humanity and emotional truth within the outlandish bureaucracy of everyday life is unparalleled. The signatures of his work--a vibrant color palette, surreal designs, and a self-aware sense of humor--enliven an often bleak technocratic future. Familiar Face is a masterful and deeply funny exploration of how we define our sense of self, and how we cope when so much of life is out of our control."--Provided by publisher
Tone
Character
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10852589
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeForge, Michael
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PN6733.D44
  • PN6733.D44
LC item number
  • F365 2020
  • F36 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surrealism
  • Bureaucracy
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Label
Familiar face, Michael DeForge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781770463875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1102183273
  • (OCoLC)1102183273
Label
Familiar face, Michael DeForge
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781770463875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1102183273
  • (OCoLC)1102183273

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