Human Diastrophism

Writer(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Artist(s): Gilbert Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN: 978-1560978480
Price: $14.95
Page count: 288
Year Released: 2007
Status: in print
Original Source: Love and Rockets (vol. 1)
Other Collected Edition(s): Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories
Genres: coming of age; humor; magic realism; romance/relationships; short stories; slice of life
Recommended for Fans Of:
Possibly Objectionable Material: coarse language; nudity; violence
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Also in This Series: preceded by Heartbreak Soup; followed by Beyond Palomar, Luba

Plot Summary
This book contains the second half of Beto's "Palomar" stories, including the 100-page story "Human Diastrophism," which focuses on a particularly dark but pivotal chapter in Palomar's history. See my page on Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories for more information about this book's plot, etc.

My Own 2 Cents
Once you've read Heartbreak Soup, I don't see how you can possibly avoid reading this book immediately afterward. Beto's characters never fail to suck me in, and I simply can't open one of his books without planning to spend at least the next hour (and maybe even two) revisiting Palomar and the lives of its inhabitants.