Ginseng Roots: The Complete Box Set (Hardcover)

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2 EISNER AWARD NOMINATIONS / Best Graphic Memoir and Best
Writer/Artist Craig Thompson

Set of twelve comic books. Includes Hello Chunky Root
mini-comic and a sticker.

From ages 10 to 20, Craig Thompson (author of Blankets,
Goodbye Chunky Rice, Habibi, Carnet De Voyage, Space Dumplins) and his little
brother Phil toiled in Wisconsin farms weeding and harvesting ginseng. The
medicinal herb fetched considerable profits in China and funded Craig's youthful
obsession with comic books. Comics, in turn, allowed him to escape his rural,
working-class trappings.For the first time in his career, Thompson is serializing
his story. Part memoir, part travelogue, part essay-- all comic book--Ginseng
is a sweeping narrative that unearths surprising connections between
class divide, agriculture, holistic healing, the 300-year-long trade
relationship between China and North America, childhood labor, and the bond
between two brothers.

About the Author

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets; Goodbye, Chunky Rice; and Habibi. He was born in Michigan in 1975 and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages. Thompson lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781941250587
ISBN-10: 1941250580
Publisher: Uncivilized Books
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2024
Language: English