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The Resource My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]

My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]

Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel
Title
My friend Dahmer
Title remainder
a graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
[text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In these pages, Backderf tries to make sense of future serial killer Jeffery Dahmer with whom he shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides in suburban Ohio in the 1970s. What emerges is a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling helplessly against the ghastly urges bubbling up from the deep recesses of his psyche. The Dahmer recounted here, universally regarded as an inhumane monster, is a lonely oddball who, in reality, is all too human. A shy kid sucked inexorably into madness while the adults in his life fail to notice. Backderf provides profound (and at times, even strangely comic) insight into how, and more important, why Jeffery Dahmer transformed from a high school nerd into the a depraved fiend as notorious as Jack the Ripper. Backderf comes as close as anyone has to explaining the seemingly unexplainable phenomenon of one Jeffery Dahmer, Revered High School class of 1978
Awards note
  • YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2013.
  • Alex Award, 2013.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backderf, Derf
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
Reading level
3.6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kochman, Charles
  • Harry N. Abrams, Inc
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dahmer, Jeffrey
  • Dahmer, Jeffrey
  • Dahmer, Jeffrey
  • Derf
  • Problem youth
  • Teenage boys
  • Male friendship
  • Behavior disorders in adolescence
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murderers
  • Nineteen seventies
  • High school students
  • High schools
  • Suburban life
  • Ohio
Target audience
adolescent
Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: the convoluted history of 'My friend Dahmer' -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The strange boy -- pt. 2. A secret life -- pt. 3. The Dahmer fan club -- pt. 4. Becoming the monster -- pt. 5. Fade to black -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781419702174
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011285306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)746316123
Label
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel, [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: the convoluted history of 'My friend Dahmer' -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The strange boy -- pt. 2. A secret life -- pt. 3. The Dahmer fan club -- pt. 4. Becoming the monster -- pt. 5. Fade to black -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781419702174
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011285306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)746316123

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