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Mercury by Hope Larson
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Dec 02, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels

This is a great example of the graphic novel form; Larson uses both words and images to tell the story, notably in a key scene where the characters need to work in silence. Mercury tells two parallel and connected stories of young women coming of age in a small Nova Scotia town, one in the mid-19th century and one at the turn of the 21st. There's family conflict, a mystery, a betrayal, and love thwarted and realized. The artwork has a clean and contemporary look, with effective use of light and shadow. Really well done!

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