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Bottled (Paperback)

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A haunting portrait of millennial alienation, tinged with body horror and Greek tragedy, glamour and terror — Bottled is a gripping debut from Australian graphic novelist Chris Gooch.

What are friends for?

Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs and desperate for a change. Her old schoolmate Natalie made it out, working in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor… whether she likes it or not.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Ledger Award for Excellence in Australian Comics and Graphic Novels

About the Author

Chris Gooch (b. 1993) is a cartoonist based out of Melbourne, Australia. He was recently selected for a 2016 TRANSIT artist residency and appearance at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Having published many short comics, he makes his graphic novel debut with Bottled.

Praise For…

A finalist for the Ledger Award for excellence in Australian comics.

"Chris Gooch twists the knife in the gap between persona and self... Bottled is a slow burn of a comic where the betrayals and the dread cut deep." — Katie Skelly, author of Nurse Nurse and My Pretty Vampire

"Gooch lingers over camera lenses, the arc of a knife through space, the pause before someone makes a fateful decision, and other liminal moments in a life hurtling towards destruction.... Devastating." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A haunting exploration of fame, friendship, and public image... a glimpse into the darkness that lies within each of us—in some cases, barely below the surface." — Under the Radar (Best of 2017)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781603094207
ISBN-10: 1603094202
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English