Chartwell Manor

artist: Glenn Head
series: Glenn Head
publisher: Fantagraphics
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language: English
coloring: black/white
pages: 240: Hard Cover

Veteran alternative cartoonist Glenn Head's harrowing memoir about years of sexual and
emotional abuse suffered at a boarding school during his adolescence, and the resultant
trauma that took him almost 50 years to process before being able to tell his story publicly.
No one asks for the childhood they get, and no child ever deserved to go to Chartwell Manor. For Glenn Head, his two years spent at the now-defunct Mendham, NJ, boarding school - run by a serial sexual and emotional abuser of young boys in the early 1970s - left emotional scars in ways that he continues to process. This book - a book almost 50 years in the making - tells the story of that experience, and then delves with even
greater detail into the reverberations of that experience in adulthood, including addiction and other self-destructive behavior. Head tells his story with unsparing honesty, depicting himself
as a deeply flawed human struggling to make sense of the childhood he was given.

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