Over the course of a much-anticipated trip to New York, an unexpected fling blossoms between casual acquaintances and throws a long-term friendship off-balance. Emotional tensions vibrate wildly against the resplendently illustrated backdrop of the city, capturing a spontaneous queer romance in all of its fledgling glory.
From: Drawn & Quarterly
Notes on This Title
The focal characters of this title are three nineteen year old girls. One is Korean Canadian, one is Japanese Canadian and a lesbian, and one is Canadian and queer.
Starred Review: “Playful yet plaintive, this is an elegant study of young women caught between the comforts of the past and the promise of what comes next.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)
“Through its carefully crafted and vibrant banter, and its incomparable and inviting line art, Roaming elegantly captures the emotions of youth: confusion, love, lust, friendship, anger, betrayal, pain, and the complex journey of becoming oneself.” (Source: The Comics Journal)
“The award-winning cousins beautifully capture the magic and misery of the Big Apple through the tumultuous experiences of three young women.” (Source: The Guardian)
“A visually and narratively appealing work of coming-of-age fiction.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)
New York Times: “Cousins (and Co-Authors) Write a Love Letter to New York”