In Real Life

Author(s): Cory Doctorow

Graphic Novels

Anda loves Coarsegold Online. The massively-multiplayer role playing game is a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, and a hero. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer - a poor Chinese kid whose job is to collect valuable objects and sell them to other players for real money. This behaviour is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake. From acclaimed teen author and digerati mogul Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture clash.

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"Characters come to life through Wang's (Koko Be Good) fluid forms and emotive faces, and her adroit shift in colors as the story moves between the physical and gaming worlds is subtle and effective." - "Publishers Weekly"

Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of "Boing Boing" and a columnist for multiple publications including the "Guardian," "Locus," and "Publishers Weekly." He was named one of the Web's twenty-five influencers by "Forbes" magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning novel "Little Brother" was a "New York Times" bestseller, and his recent novels include "Information Doesn't Want to Be Free" (McSweeney's). He lives in London with his wife and daughter. "In Real Life" is his first graphic novel. Jen Wang is an cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the "Adventure Time" comics and "LA Magazine." Her graphic novel "Koko Be Good" was published by First Second. "In Real Life "is her second book.

General Fields

  • : 9781596436589
  • : Roaring Brook Press
  • : First Second
  • : 0.408
  • : October 2014
  • : 216mm X 152mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : full colour illustrations throughout
  • : full colour illustrations throughout
  • : 192
  • : 192
  • : 741.5
  • : 741.5
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 1014
  • : 1014
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : Cory Doctorow
  • : Cory Doctorow