The Secret to Superhuman Strength

The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 06/05/2021
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Synopsis

All her life, Alison Bechdel has searched for an elusive secret. The secret to superhuman strength. She has looked for it in her favourite books, the lives of her heroes, celibacy, polyamory, activism, therapy, and most obsessively, in her lifelong passion for exercise. Skiing, running, karate, cycling, yoga, weight lifting - you name it, she's tried it. "Oh, to be self-sufficient! Hard as a rock! An island!" But as she gets older, her body isn't getting any stronger. And in a changing, sometimes overwhelming world, are "cantaloupe-sized guns" all a person needs? Maybe the all-important secret is not where she expected to find it . . . In this, her third graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel has written a deeply layered, personal story about selfhood, self-sabotage, mortality, addiction, bliss, wonder, and the concerns of a generation. This is an extraordinary, laugh-out-loud chronicle of the conundrums we all grapple with as we seek our true place in the world.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780224101905
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 938g
  • Dimensions: 262 x 198 x 25 mm

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The Secret to Superhuman Strength
Classic Bechdel
I adore Alison Bechdel, and Fun Home is one of the most incredible things I have ever read. I was therefore very excited to check this out, especially as... READ MORE
Robert Hughes