An unusually usual day-to-day story in the Deep South, set in the gothic, swampy southern town of Wet Moon, a place fraught with lousy love lives, teen angst, and shadowy rednecks. As Cleo Lovedrop heads off for college at the local art school, ...
she's haunted by her melancholic past: a lost love, a lost child. Friends and enemies live their lives around her, as trouble and dissent brews amongst them: an unseen social assailant spreads slander about Cleo, she is forced to deal with her two brusque roommates, and discovers unsolved mysteries about the girl who lived in her room previously. Elsewhere, Trilby deals with unsettled emotional and sexual issues, and keeping her secret habits hidden from everyone. And Audrey comes to the realization that, despite all her efforts, she always causes her friends distress, while Fern, a peculiar, deformed girl who lives in an isolated mansion in the bayous, begins to notice Cleo and her friends. As the moon grows full and lunar rays shine down, lunacy and moon-calves run free. Goths, friendship, romance, sex, betrayal, gossip, cats, murder, guilt, a squirrel monkey, and all the terrible and wonderful things people do to each other.
Having read vol. 2 last week I thought I should go back and read vol. 1 first. I am totally in love with this series. It is so quiet and understated and yet totally covers the insecurity and punk/goth culture of university brilliantly. I continue toHaving read vol. 2 last week I thought I should go back and read vol. 1 first. I am totally in love with this series. It is so quiet and understated and yet totally covers the insecurity and punk/goth culture of university brilliantly. I continue to be fascinated by the art, a close up of chipped black nail polish and black jelly bracelets were breathtaking. The girls are really young, but that doesn't bother me for once. It's just so expressive with very little dialogue it all seems so realistic. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of this series. It's hard not to go and order them all right away! Though I think now I do want to go back and re-read 2, now I've seen how things started....Continua Nascondi