The Cloven is the beginning of an intriguing story, with elements of urban fantasy, science gone wrong, and a great protagonist, Tuck, mostly human, but with a lot of goat. No, really, it makes sense, and it's very cool. Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth are making a fascinating, thoughtful thriller of a graphic novel. Recommended By Doug C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain
and the co-creator of Stumptown
, now a hit series on ABC TV, team up for an action-packed coming of age story about a mutant from the Pacific Northwest.
The Cloven: Book One stars James Tucker, the most successful Genetically Modified Human Organism ever created. Conceived in a privately financed, top-secret laboratory on Washington state's Vashon Island, Tucker is a cross between a human and a goat — a Cloven. Known to his friends as “Tuck,” all he wants is to live a normal life as a university student; everything is going fine, until he shows a girl his hooves…Moody and mysterious and atmospheric as a fever dream, The Cloven: Book One follows Tuck’s breakneck journey across the Pacific Northwest as he searches for his true home out there somewhere. Book One of a raucous, funny, fast-moving, and dynamic series of graphic novels by two bestselling and critically acclaimed storytellers.
The Cloven: Book One features a special full-color four page fold-out spread.
Full-color illustrations throughout.
“Wildly, dizzyingly imaginative, and grimly allegorical. It fairly 'bleats' with wry humor, and the art is spectacular. I can’t wait for the next two installments!" Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City
“...The Cloven is riveting — a delightful modern-day twist on the Frankenstein story. The writing is stylistically dark; the art is vivid and strikingly beautiful. Stein and Southworth have created a masterful and unique world.” Neal Bascomb, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Fortress and Faster
“[The Cloven] makes me believe — truly believe — in a hero that comics champion better than any other medium: the underdog.” Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author and Eisner Award nominee
About the Author
Garth Stein is a New York Times
-bestselling author, filmmaker and playwright based in Seattle. He is the winner of several literary awards, including two PNBA Awards. The author of several plays and four novels, his book, The Art of Racing in the Rain
, has sold over six million copies worldwide, been produced as a stage play, children’s book, and a film starring Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried, and Milo Ventimiglia.
Matthew Southworth is a comic artist and writer based in Seattle. He is the co-creator (along with Greg Rucka) of the comic book series Stumptown, as well as an Executive Producer of ABC’s Stumptown TV series, starring Cobie Smulders (Avengers, How I Met Your Mother).