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The Resource King of King Court, Travis Dandro

King of King Court, Travis Dandro

Label
King of King Court
Title
King of King Court
Statement of responsibility
Travis Dandro
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From a child's-eye view, Travis Dandro recounts growing up with a drug-addicted birth father, alcoholic step-dad, and overwhelmed mother. As a kid, Dandro would temper the tension of his every day with flights of fancy, finding refuge in toys and animals and insects rather than the unpredictable adults around him. Dandro perceptively details the effects of poverty and addiction on a family while maintaining a child's innocence for as long as he can. King of King Court spans from Travis's early childhood through his teen years, focusing not only on the obviously abusive actions, but also on the daily slights and snubs that further strain relations between him and his parents. Alongside Dandro's birth father committing crimes and shooting up, King of King Court lingers on scenes of him criticizing Travis and his siblings. Dandro gives equal heft to these anecdotes, emphasizing how damaging even relatively slight traumas can be to a child's worldview. As Travis matures into young adulthood and begins to understand the forces shaping his father's toxic behaviours, the story becomes even more nuanced. Travis is empathetic to his father's own tragic history, but unable to escape the cycle of misconduct and reprisals they are caught in. King of King Court is a revelatory autobiography that examines trauma, addiction, and familial relations in a unique and sensitive way."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dandro, Travis
Dewey number
362.29/13092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.D36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dandro, Travis
  • Dandro, Travis
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartoonists
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Children of drug addicts
  • Families
  • United States
Label
King of King Court, Travis Dandro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1053484077
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition/First hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770463592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053484077
Label
King of King Court, Travis Dandro
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1053484077
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition/First hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770463592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053484077

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