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Come Home, Indio: A Memoir
Jim Terry
Street Noise Books / Softcover / Oct 2020
9781951491048 (ISBN-10: 1951491041)
Graphic Memoirs and Novels / Addictions (Self Help)
price: $25.50 (may be subject to change)
240 pages
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A brutally honest but charming look at the pain of childhood and the alienation and anxiety of early adulthood.

In his memoir, we are invited to walk through the life of the author, Jim Terry, as he struggles to find security and comfort in an often hostile environment. Between the Ho-Chunk community of his Native American family in Wisconsin and his schoolmates in the Chicago suburbs, he tries in vain to fit in and eventually turns to alcohol to provide an escape from increasing loneliness and alienation. Terry also shares with the reader in exquisite detail the process by which he finds hope and gets sober, as well as the powerful experience of finding something to believe in and to belong to at the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance at Standing Rock.

What People Are Saying
Chosen as one of the Best Books of 2020 by Publishers Weekly.

Starred Review “fortunately for readers of this raw and intimate graphic memoir, Terry never fully lets go of his youthful vulnerability.”—Publishers Weekly. July 2, 2020

Starred Review “Terry, known for his outstanding superhero illustrations, turns the lens inward in this brutally honest memoir. . . . An exceptionally well-told story with no easy answers but an ending that will inspire.”—Booklist. Sept 1, 2020

“Ambitious in scope, the book breaks ground for contemporary Native portrayals in nonfiction.”—Kirkus Reviews. Nov 15, 2020

“You can’t really put it down, and not for the pain, which is there, but just his masterful ability to create comics out of a history of pain and searching for some sense of being, some sense of peace. . . . It’s a remarkable book. It really is. The cartooning is beautiful.”—Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor Publishers Weekly

“Both uplifting and gut-wrenching, beautiful and terrifying. Terry’s account of losing himself between worlds, and finding home in the balance between them, deserves a place among the all-time great graphic memoirs.” —Ezra Claytan Daniels, Author of Upgrade Soul and BTTM FDRS

“Illuminated by bursts of both joy and sorrow. With humbling sensitivity and candor, Jim shares with us his personal journey down emotionally complex paths towards home.” —Timothy Truman, Author of Marvel Comics’ Conan series

“Jim Terry lays it bare on the page. The emotional honesty of Terry’s drawings and his darkly comedic and intimate writing will break your heart and ignite your spirit.” —Devery Jacobs, actress and filmmaker

About the Author:

Jim Terry was born in Southern California and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. His mother was a Native American from the Ho-Chunk nation of Wisconsin, and his father was an Irish American jazz musician from Chicago. Jim is a prolific comic book artist who has worked on such comics as The Crow: Skinning the Wolves; Sundowners; Alice Cooper vs. Chaos; Vampirella and more. He travels the ComicCon circuit and has self-published several of his own comic books. Jim lives in Chicago with his four cats.

Website: woundedbutdangerous.com
Instagram: @ jim.terry.73

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