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Giant Days Volume 13: 07/23/20

Giant Days Volume 13

Giant Days Volume 13 by John Allison is the penultimate volume. It's the spring break of their final year. Esther is at home desperately trying to write her dissertation on liminal spaces in the American road novel. Daisy is still looking for love. Susan is trying to comfort her boyfriend after his father dies.

But my all time favorite part of volume 13 is the cricket game. It comes before McGraw's father dies. He's at the pub with his cricket team. They have the best chance to win, better than they've ever had. Except the fish and chips gives most of the team food poisoning. So McGraw can either forfeit or take the team Susan can put together.

Before the game can even start — done in the same silliness that the typical baseball issue or episode would be done here in the States or in Japan — Susan gives her version of the rules of cricket. While it's not wrong exactly, it's very simplified, completely bonkers, and absolutely hilarious.

Volume 14, the final volumes, releases October 27, 2020.

Five stars

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