So Long Sad Love (Paperback)

So Long Sad Love By Mirion Malle, Aleshia Jensen (Translated by) Cover Image

So Long Sad Love (Paperback)

By Mirion Malle, Aleshia Jensen (Translated by)


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No matter how wrong relationships can be, there’s nothing quite like getting them right.

Every guy’s been a creep at one point or another. That’s just the way it is. Or at least, that’s what Cleo tells herself once she finds out her boyfriend might not be the man she thought he was. Is it possible to keep loving someone you’re not sure you can trust? More to the point, should you? Once the fabric of Cleo’s relationship rips at the seams, the life she had built with him—abroad and away from those closest to her—unravels right before her eyes. Yet, letting it fall to pieces as she walks away is only half the story.

So Long Sad Love swaps out the wobbly transition of weaving a new existence into being post-heartbreak for the surprising effortlessness and simplicity of a life already rebuilt. Cleo not only rediscovers her identity as an artist but uncovers her capacity to find love where she has always been most at home: with other women.

Mirion Malle dares to tell a story with a happier ending in a stunning, full-color follow-up to the multi-award nominated This is How I Disappear. Translated by Governor General Literary Award nominee Aleshia Jensen, So Long Sad Love unabashedly skips to the good part and shines a light on just how rewarding following your bliss can be.

Mirion Malle is a French cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Montreal. She studied comics at the École Superieure des Arts Saint-Luc in Brussels before pursuing a Masters degree in sociology specializing in gender and feminist studies, via Paris Diderot and the Université du Québec à Montréal. Malle has published three books. The League of Super Feminists was her first book to be translated into English and was nominated for the 2020 Prix Jeunesse at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
Product Details ISBN: 9781770466975
ISBN-10: 1770466975
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 212
Language: English

“With oversize hands and features that move around faces like subtle Picassos, Malle’s illustrations are as distinctive as the storytelling.” —Publishers Weekly

“A true-to-life mixture of levity and seriousness.” —Hillary Chute, New York Times

“Even in the depths of inner turmoil Malle shows how there can be light in darkness through the love and support of friends.” —Bust

“Heartbreakingly familiar.” —Booklist, Starred Review

“Disarming simplicity and bracing sincerity.” —Publishers Weekly