Mail Order Bride by Mark Kalesniko

Mail Order BrideThis is a many-layered graphic novel that gave me all sorts of feels. At first glance, it’s a simple story of an arranged marriage situation slowly becoming more and more unbearable for both parties. We’ve all heard or imagined that story. But Kalesniko provides deep insight into both parties’ ambitions and personalities, as well as some fairly incisive social commentary. You’ll find love, hate, despair, and joy in this book. You’ll also find racial and sexual objectification, resistance, and heartbreaking character flaws. And best of all, you’ll be blown away by the beautiful art and smart, realistic dialog.

Reviewed by Charlie


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