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Seek You: A Journey through American Loneliness



written and illustrated by
Kristen Radtke

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Pantheon (Adult)
ISBN
9781524748067

Awards and Honors
2022 Shortlist for Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
2021 Finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction
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From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This—a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society.

There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns.

In Seek You, Kristen Radtke’s wide-ranging exploration of our inner lives and public selves, Radtke digs into the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another, and the distance that remains. Through the lenses of gender and violence, technology and art, Radtke ushers us through a history of loneliness and longing, and shares what feels impossible to share.

Ranging from the invention of the laugh-track to the rise of Instagram, the bootstrap-pulling cowboy to the brutal experiments of Harry Harlow, Radtke investigates why we engage with each other, and what we risk when we turn away. With her distinctive, emotionally-charged drawings and deeply empathetic prose, Kristen Radtke masterfully shines a light on some of our most vulnerable and sublime moments, and asks how we might keep the spaces between us from splitting entirely.End note. Color illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 6 1/10"

Dewey

155.9

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2021

Book Genres

Graphic Novels, Memoir

Topics

Loneliness.  Interpersonal relations. Social psychology. Technology. Media. American history.

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Praise & Reviews

Library Journal

“In often poetic prose accompanied by stunning illustration, Radtke weaves together personal anecdotes and examples drawn from physical and mental health studies to create a meditation on the causes and cost of isolation . . . An insightful and compassionate investigation of loneliness.”*

Praise & Reviews

Library Journal

“In often poetic prose accompanied by stunning illustration, Radtke weaves together personal anecdotes and examples drawn from physical and mental health studies to create a meditation on the causes and cost of isolation . . . An insightful and compassionate investigation of loneliness.”*

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