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King of King Court Reviews

King of King Court by Travis Dandro

King Of King Court

Travis Dandro

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1 review

Category: Graphic Novels
Imprint: Drawn and Quarterly
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Publication date: 6 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781770463592

A dynamic and devastating memoir about the cycle of trauma caused by addiction within one family

4 stars out of 5
24 Aug 2019

"This affecting account of family life features dreams of monsters, classroom japes – and a father hooked on heroin"

King of King Court’s lively drawings and child’s perspective keep the reader in the moment, but some of its images – a raised fist, a cracked egg, a leap into a swimming pool – feel frozen in time, fragments that lodge in the memory and touch the heart. “Shit happens,” Dandro tells us, and it’s up to us, and the increasingly self-aware Travis, to make sense of it all.