Slow Storm

Slow Storm

Graphic Novel - 2008
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Searching for her place in life, firefighter Ursa finds the catalyst to change her life in a devastating tornado and in an encounter with Rafi, an illegal immigrant who is also unpleased with his life.

McMillan Palgrave

A firefighter in rural Kentucky, Ursa searches for her place in life, struggling to meet her own expectations. When a tornado hits her town, the ensuing chaos brings her world into sharp focus, somehow making everything clearer, and Ursa finds that she just can’t stomach the way her life is going. It is then that she meets Rafi, an illegal immigrant whose life isn’t going the way he’d pictured it either. Their encounter is the catalyst for Ursa and Rafi, who take different roads to the realization that wanting your life to change isn’t enough to make it happen.

Slow Storm stands apart as a graphic novel with its literary heart and charged, atmospheric watercolor and ink artwork. The storm builds around the characters and inside them, and moments of violence and tenderness suddenly crack like lightning. With Slow Storm, Danica Novgorodoff takes her place as a talent to be reckoned with in the literary world.

Publisher: New York : First Second, 2008
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596432505
Branch Call Number: GN Novgorodoff, D 2008
Characteristics: 172 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 2.3 0.5 128789


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JCLChrisK Aug 05, 2014

This just didn't work for me. I really wanted to like it, but I couldn't connect with it. Though attractive, the art confused me as often as it communicated information to me, so I felt I was missing a lot of what I was supposed to be getting. I couldn't really tell what the characters were thinking or feeling, aside from their sparse words, and so I just didn't get much out of it.

Jul 16, 2012

Beautiful artwork.


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