Today’s GalleyCrush is Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit, forthcoming from Fantagraphics on May 11, 2021.
Perfect pitch: “An exhilarating and tender debut graphic novel that is an ode to the love and connection shared among three women and the child they all adore.”
First lines: “Things were best when Nessie was about six. We were at our best, for a while, anyway.”
Big blurb: “In Stone Fruit, relationships are characters unto their own—tangled, evolving, alchemical. Lee Lai is a major new comics talent.” —Jillian Tamaki
Book notes: Hardcover, graphic novel, 236 pages.
Cover credit: Lee Lai.
Author bio: Lee Lai was born in 1993 in Naarm (Melbourne). Currently Lai makes comics and illustrations in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). Her short story comics have been featured in the New Yorker, the Lifted Brow, Room, and Everyday Feminism.