Family Ties

Family Ties

An Alaskan Crime Drama

Graphic Novel - 2014
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Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be fatal mistake as he sees his cold-blooded daughters turn to use their new-found power and influence against him. Inspired by the classic Shakespeare play King Lear, Family Ties can be described as The Godfather meets Shakespearean tragedy. It is an epic tale of betrayal and loss.
Publisher: New York : NBM Comics Lit, c2014.
ISBN: 9781561637294
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIX FICTION HOB
Characteristics: 182 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.

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FederalWayEdna Jun 19, 2015

Because their father who is a powerful crime boss in Anchorage is showing signs of dementia, two sisters decide to take advantage of the situation. The problem is they have a goody-two shoes brother who wants to care for their father and gets in the way of each sister's personal greed and lust for power. A classic drama story presented well in graphic form.

KateHillier Mar 02, 2015

King Lear is now a noir and set in present day Alaska and instead of a royal family we have a crime family. Power is divided, the youngest child (a son who works as a male nurse and wants no part of the criminal life) rejects his piece of the action and is essentially disowned. If you're familiar with King Lear you know how this goes. It was a neat experiment though and then almost wispy black and white art fit the environment perfectly.

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