A graphic novel for the twenty-first-century featuring tales of tortured souls and tormented passion--brilliantly etched in words and striking visuals Some people fall in love, get married, and thrive in happy relationships--and then there are others. From Israeli enfant terrible Koren Shadmi comes a wickedly literate, darkly poetic, beautifully illustrated story collection that exposes with nightmarish clarity the sorrows of love and desire. Read in these pages such tales as: Satisfaction Av. : The terrifying depths to which an unloved child once sank return to haunt her. Radioactive Girlfriend : A student embarks on a torrid love affair with a young woman whose powerful allure is literally nuclear. Pastry Paradise : A near-death experience takes away a woman's will to live and love…but awakens in her a dark and insatiable appetite. Antoinette : A young man becomes obsessed with the girl of his dreams: a gorgeous--but headless--sylph. …and another six tales of alienation and angst.With brutal strokes and lacerating wit, Shadmi introduces a haunting gallery of lost souls that will both repel and captivate.