Brontez Purnell & Elise R. Peterson - The Nightlife Of Jacuzzi Gaskett
The first children's book from multi-genre artist Brontez Purnell, a 2018 winner of the Whiting Award, sweetly portrays a common but rarely narrated childhood experience-having a single parent and taking care of a younger sibling.
With illustrations by Brooklyn artist Elise R. Peterson, The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett recounts 11-year-old Jacuzzi's evening activities while he cares for his baby brother and waits for mama's arrival home. He ponders his dad, school, and his future-and when his brother wakes up, Jacuzzi knows just how to get him back to sleep.
- hardback | 210 x 262 x 11 (mm) | 352g | 48 pages
- US import
- First Edition (published 2019)
- Illustrated in colour throughout
- recommended readership: 11+ | teens
Brontez Purnell is a zine-maker, punk drummer, choreographer, and winner of a Whiting Award for his 2017 novella Since I Laid My Burdon Down. Originally from Alababma, he lives in Oakland, California.
Elise R. Peterson is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn. She illustrated the children's book How Mamas Love Their Babies.
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