GRAPHIC NOVELS

Bitter Root. Vol. 1: Family Business

Image. May 2019. 160p. ISBN 9781534312128. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781534314719. sf/fantasy
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The Sangereye family—Ma Etta, Blink, Cullen, Berg, Ford, and Uncle Enoch—blends potions of roots and other conjurings to rid souls of hate and racism. But new monsters materialize in this Harlem Renaissance New York, and a family split on how to deal with them threatens everybody. Superbly designed characters as well as vivid, kinetic panels with period detail keep the story moving and the twists surprising. An energetic blend of historical fiction, supernatural horror, and steampunk. (LJ 8/19)

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