Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel: A Graphic Novel
Ulinich turns her sharp eye toward the strange, sometimes unmooring world of 'grown-up' dating. After fifteen years of marriage, 37 year old Lena Lena embarks on a string of online dates and receives a brutally eye-opening education in love, sex, and loss while raising her two teenage daughters. With references to Bernard Malamud and Chekhov along the way, this is a smart, funny story told beautifully through Ulinich's text and drawings.
Anya Ulinich is the critically acclaimed author of "Petropolis," which was awarded the Goldberg Prize, named a best book of the year by "The Christian Science Monitor "and" The Village Voice," and translated into ten languages. Her stories and essays have appeared in "The New York Times," "Newsweek, n+1," and" Zoetrope: All-Story," and she has taught at New York University and Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.