Synopses & Reviews
Meet Jen Dik Seong or "Dixie" as she's known to her friends. Korean American, dirt poor, and living on the ragged edge of LA's Koreatown, Dixie's only outlet is the ancient martial art of hapkido. In fact, she's on the verge of winning a championship until she falls for fellow hapkido fan/California surfer boy Adam and gets thrown spectacularly off her game.
As she struggles to win the tournament not to mention Adam's affections Dixie learns that in love and in gift-giving, what goes around comes around.
"Well-developed characters, plot, and setting make this graphic novela standout....This story works visually and as a sound narrative where action, romance, and introspection combine in an enjoyable and realistically multiethnic whole." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Re-Gifters is set in LA's Koreatown and reads exactly like a YA novel, with quirky characters, spot-on dialogue and a fast-paced, entertaining plot. Dixie is the very picture of a flawed heroine..." KLIATT
"DC's new Minx line promises eclectic, real-world stories that honor girls' intelligence and assertiveness, and [this title] deliver[s]. Recommended." Library Journal
Jen Dik Seong, aka "Dixie," is dirt poor and living on the ragged edge of LA's Koreatown. Her only outlet is the ancient martial art of hapkido, and she's on the verge of winning a championship until she falls for surfer boy Adam. Older teens.
Follow a Korean-American California girl as she discovers that when it comes to gift-giving and love, what goes around comes around.
About the Author
Mike Carey is a writer who lives in London, England. He is best known for his work on Vertigo's Lucifer
. His novel, The Devil You Know
, will be published by Warner Books summer 2007.
Marc Hempel is best known for his collaboration with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman: The Kindly Ones, as well as his own creations Gregory, Tug & Buster, and Naked Brain.
Sonny Liew is an illustrator currently residing in Singapore. His works include Malinky Robot and My Faith in Frankie.