NPR on Sabrina

“NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide to 2018 Great Reads” / NPR / Glen Weldon / November 28, 2018

The first graphic novel to be nominated for the Man Booker Prize, Sabrina is Nick Drnaso's follow-up to 2016's Beverly, a dispassionate but no less blistering indictment of the way we live now: isolated, numbed, drowning in a sea of cultural anhedonia. When the title character goes missing, an airman finds himself drawn into the void her absence creates, discovering surprising connections — and encountering those online who prove only too eager to manufacture connections of their own. It's a chilling distillation of the way the world feels nowadays — the rejection of evidence that does not conform to pre-digested beliefs, the eager embrace of Byzantine conspiracy theories, the lurid fascination with true-crime narratives. Not a cheery read, but an unforgettably tense and vivid one.

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