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Young Adult Fiction Coming Of Age

Almost Summer 4

by (author) Sophie Bédard

translated by Helge Dascher & Robin Lang

Pow Pow Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Coming of Age, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
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"Worth a binge read."
-- Anisa Rawhani, Broken Pencil

The final chapter of the Almost Summer saga features Emily and Anthony looking for an apartment, and Michelle desperately trying to find the perfect dress for prom night. And then the next thing you know school's out for summer, high school is over and the gang celebrates by going to a cabin in the woods: Barbecues, campfire singalongs, occult rituals... Wait, what?! Things do get a little weird after everyone eats the "special brownies" prepared by Michelle's mother. This fourth and final volume of Sophie Bédard's coming-of-age tale is the most sincere, poignant one yet... But also the funniest.

About the authors

Sophie Bédard completed studies in graphic design before launching her breakthrough webcomic Almost Summer at just 19 years old. She then went on to earn a BA in sexology prior to starting Lonely Boys, winner of the Doug Wright Award for Best Book in 2021. She lives in Montreal with her cat Jacques and hopes that obtaining a degree will not become a prerequisite for every new book she writes. She often posts comics and illustrations on her tumblr page:

Sophie Bédard's profile page

Helge Dascher has for 25 years translated texts with a dynamic relationship to images. A background in art history and literature has grounded her translation of over sixty graphic novels, many by artists who have broadened the medium's storytelling range. Her translations included acclaimed titles such as Julie Delporte's This Woman's Work (co-translated with Aleshia Jensen, Drawn and Quarterly, 2019), Sophie Bédard's Lonely Boys (co-translated with Robin Lang, Pow Pow Press, 2020) and Michel Rabagliati's "Paul" books (Drawn and Quarterly, Conundrum). She also translates exhibitions, digital stories, and films, most recently Theodor Ushev's The Physics of Sorrow (with Karen Houle, NFB, 2019). A Montrealer, she works from French and German to English.

Helge Dascher's profile page

Robin Lang's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Worth a binge read."
-- Anisa Rawhani, Broken Pencil

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