Daily Graphic Novel Recommendation 116

Shoplifter

by Michael Cho
Genres: bildungsroman, ennui, crime (not really)
96 pages
ISBN: 030791173X (Amazon)

A woman in advertising who wonders if she should be in advertising lives her life, browses dating profiles, and suffers the kind of lack of extroversion that lets friends score with guys she's eyeing. She's an average Joe living an unremarkable life but for her one exertion of power: she shoplifts an almost inconsequential item from the local convenience store whenever she stops in. It gives her verve and spark and life, she thinks. Shoplifter is a week or two of her story and it is told with excellent precision and with gorgeous illustration technique.

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