In: A Graphic Novel

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A poignant and witty graphic novel by a leading New Yorker cartoonist, following a millennial's journey from performing his life to truly connecting with people

Nick, a young illustrator, can’t shake the feeling that there is some hidden realm of human interaction beyond his reach. He haunts lookalike fussy, silly, coffee shops, listens to old Joni Mitchell albums too loudly, and stares at his navel in the hope that he will find it in there. But it isn’t until he learns to speak from the heart that he begins to find authentic human connections and is let in—to the worlds of the people he meets. Nick’s journey occurs alongside the beginnings of a relationship with Wren, a wry, spirited oncologist at a nearby hospital, whose work and life becomes painfully tangled with Nick’s.

Illustrated in both color and black-and-white in McPhail’s instantly recognizable style, In elevates the graphic novel genre; it captures his trademark humor and compassion with a semi-autobiographical tale that is equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching—uncannily appropriate for our isolated times.

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  • Jenny Lawson

    Funny, poignant, authentic. A graphic novel about isolation feels it would be a bit too on-the-nose right now but it was exactly what I needed to read....

  • Olive Fellows (abookolive)

    Hilarious and heartfelt with impressive artwork throughout!...

  • Geoff

    This is the kind of story that shows what graphic novels can do as a medium. It's about human connection and feeling life as it comes, breaking through the distancing and alienation of post-postmodern...

  • Paul Bryant

    On every page Will McPhail pours gentle millennial satire over his characters like salted caramel over an angry lobster melt – his stand-in Nick gloomily says to himself stuff like I’m going to sp...

  • Carmen

    Next up is 'Twill & Sons.' Either a coffee shop or a barbers. But it could also be the movie 'Dunkirk.' Who is Twill? Je ne sais pas. Who are the sons? Perhaps they are the translucent stable boys beh...

  • Alexander Peterhans

    A graphic novel that tries to have its cake and eat it, and pretty much succeeds. On the one side there is a cool, ironic distanced approach in a lot of the book, which is where the book is funniest. ...

  • ? Sandi ?

    3.5 starsEvery so often I need to delve into a graphic novel. I have my favorite graphic storytellers and graphic artists, but I also like to sample new authors. Mcphail is new to me. Having only read...

  • Doug

    4.5, rounded down.I read very few graphic novels (one or two a year, at most), but this is a very strong debut and a very good use of the medium. I loved the droll humor (until things turn rather dark...

  • Maritina Mela

    *3.5/5In this graphic novel, we follow Nick.Nick is an illustrationist for a weekly newspaper. His whole life, he found making meaningful connections with other people, very difficult.To him, social i...

  • Liam

    February 2021 Reading Wrap-UpThis is my 2nd advanced reader copy (ARC) review. This means I received this ebook for free, in exchange for this review by Netgalley. I'm not financially motivated, as I ...