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Hot comb  Cover Image Book Book

Hot comb / Ebony Flowers.

Flowers, Ebony, (author,, illustrator.).

Summary

Summary:

"Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story 'Hot Comb' is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming 'too white' in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In 'Virgin Hair', taunts of 'tender-headed' sting as much as the perm itself. It's a scenario that repeats fifteen years later as an adult when, tired of the maintenance, Flowers shaves her head only to be hurled new put-downs. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking."-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781770463486
  • ISBN: 1770463488
  • Physical Description: 180 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, a client publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Place of publication from publisher's website.
Formatted Contents Note:
Hot comb -- Lady on the train -- Big Ma -- Fieldwork follies -- My lil sister Lena -- Spaniard -- Sisters & daughters -- Last Angolan Saturday.
Subject: Flowers, Ebony > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women, Black > Social life and customs > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women, Black > Race identity > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hairdressing of Blacks > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hairdressing of Blacks > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hair > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Beauty, Personal > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
African Americans > Fiction.
Beauty, Personal > Fiction.
Salons > Fiction.
Beauty, Personal > Social aspects.
Hair > Social aspects.
Hairdressing of Blacks.
Women, Black > Social life and customs.
African Americans > Fiction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Beauty shops > Fiction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Personal appearance > Fiction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Cartoons and comics.
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Graphic novels.

Currently available copies

  • 26 / 27 copies available at PINES

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Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
GRAPHIC NOVEL FLOWERS
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31001003801843 GRAPHIC NOVEL Available
Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
GRAPHIC NOVEL HOT
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31001006052147 GRAPHIC NOVEL Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Forest Park Branch
YA 305.48 FLOWERS, EBONY
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31012005115652 YA Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Headquarters Library
YA 305.48 FLOWERS, EBONY
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31012005115660 YA Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Lovejoy Branch
YA 305.48 FLOWERS, EBONY
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31012005115637 YA Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Morrow Branch
YA 305.48 FLOWERS, EBONY
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31012005048465 YA Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Northwest Branch
305.488 FLOWERS, EBONY
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31012006111973 STACKS Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Riverdale Branch
YA 305.48 FLOWERS, EBONY
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31012005115629 YA Available
Conyers-Rockdale Library System:
      Nancy Guinn Memorial Library
Y GRAPHIC FLOWERS HOT
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31015002957042 YA Available
Hall County Library System:
      Gainesville Branch
305.48 HOT COMB
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31025003290434 GRAPHIC NOVEL Available
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