The Tale of One Bad Rat
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The Tale of One Bad Rat

Helen Potter lived a happy life until she got lost in a nightmare of sexual abuse. Now she's on a journey, a journey which takes her through urban and rural England along the same path that another Potter, Beatrix Potter, once took. Across the decades, two lives touch, and Helen discovers that the strength of two is far greater than one.

Bryan Talbot constructs a very special story in The Tale of One Bad Rat, which immediately endears the reader. The victim of childhood sexual abuse, Helen Potter becomes the armored knight before her own personal demons in this story of heroism and courage.

• This new deluxe edition features a new foreword by Neil Gaiman, updated background material, plus entirely new color separations that better highlight the dazzling artwork of this acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning graphic novel.

• "A story of strength and pain and survival."—Neil Gaiman

• "Thoroughly excellent."—Alan Moore

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Bryan Talbot
Release date: April 4, 2012
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 140
Ages: 16+


Bryan Talbot
Dark Horse Comics
Graphic Literature
Release date:
April 4, 2012