A boy named Danny moves to an exotic country and his infatuation with an unfamiliar culture quickly shifts to disillusionment. A sense of "being different" grows to alienation, until he angrily blames this once-enchanting land for his feelings of isolation.
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Graphic novelist Dash Shaw's latest, New School, is an enigmatic tale of brotherly disconnect, set in a strange time-themed amusement park called Clockworld. Reviewer Glen Weldon says New School is a "defiantly odd, quietly gorgeous, utterly singular book."