logo
SEARCH:
FILTER:

BOOK DETAILS

 



Jokes and the Unconscious

A Graphic Novel

By: Daphne Gottlieb
Illustrated by: Diane DiMassa

Price: CAD $26.50

Publisher: Cleis Press

Imprint: Cleis Press

168 Pages

9.92 X 7.01 X 0.35 ins

ISBN:  9781573442503 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 06/29/2006

Heard the one about the dying father? In this savagely brilliant graphic novel by slam poet Daphne Gottlieb (Final Girl) and Hothead Paisan creator Diane DiMassa, a 19-year-old woman named Sasha loses her father to cancer and takes a job in the hospital where he had worked as a doctor. Moving from room to room with her clipboard of forms, Sasha encounters the insane, the suicidal, and the brave - then returns to her office to look up all her friends - and enemies - medical records. Taking its title from Freud's Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious, Gottlieb and DiMassa's first collaboration is both moving and darkly funny. Where comedy meets chemo, where mirth meets mortality, Jokes and the Unconscious explores the murky terrain of grief - a shadowland of memory, sexual escape, and morbid snickering.



EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS SERIES

Get Outdoors

Paul Christelis & Elisa Paganelli

It's a beautiful day, but Jada and her brother Michael are staying indoors - until Dad invents a game to get them exploring nature: whoever notices the most interesting things is [read more..]


Book Cover


Exploring Emotions

Paul Christelis & Elisa Paganelli

Everyone has different feelings about Sports Day at school. Sally feels excited, Mateo feels nervous, Manisha feels angry, Caleb feels sad, and Tom feels relieved. But they all [read more..]


Book Cover


Sleep Easy

Paul Christelis & Elisa Paganelli

Twins Billy and Betty are having trouble sleeping. Billy's mind is noisy, constantly chattering, keeping him awake. Betty finds that as soon as her eyes close she starts to worry [read more..]


Book Cover


© 2008-2019, Georgetown Publications. All rights reserved.