Synopses & Reviews
andldquo;Romance is dead.andrdquo; Or so says Pamela Green, a middle-aged romance novelist suffering from writerandrsquo;s block. Then, as she crosses a bridge over the Thames in London, her unsettled life collides with that of a ragged young man who has survived for months on Londonandrsquo;s streets, getting by on his wits . . . and his looks. Under extraordinary circumstances, Pamela invites him into her comfortable suburban home. There, in spite of their obvious differences, they soon form an unlikely partnership, their once-separate lives revived and sent off in stark new directions. An intense hothouse drama, fierce and true to life, Room for Love
is an original graphic novel unafraid to play with fire.
andldquo;Adult, honest, and uncomfortable, this is a graphic novel that treats its audience as intelligent residents of a world where dreams and fantasies seldom come true.andrdquo;
andldquo;Set against the world of romance publishing, ILYAandrsquo;S approach to the topic cleverly subverts our expectations of romantic fiction.andrdquo;
andldquo;With ILYAandrsquo;s clever color scheme and quietly poignant artwork driving the tale, Room for Love is a markedly original work, with questions of identity and intimacy woven into the penumbra of a raw and authentic relationship.andrdquo;
Combining manga and the timeless texts of Shakespeareand#8217;s plays, this series translates some of the greatest works of literature into a new format. In King Lear
, the aging kingand#8212;here a Native Americanand#8212;must decide how to split his kingdom among his daughters. When he scorns his one dutiful daughter and trusts the two selfish ones, he pays a steep price.
FandP level: Z
About the Author
ILYA is a comic-book writer and artist whose work has been published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse in the US; Kodansha in Japan; and numerous independent companies worldwide. His books include the award-winning The End of the Century Club, the kitchen-sink-drama collection Skidmarks, and an adaptation of King Lear in the Manga Shakespeare series. ILYA lives in the UK.and#160;