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Now in paperback, a collection of “darkly humorous, existential, erotic, trance inducing” (The New York Times) short stories by the lauded French comics artist Nicole Claveloux. Nicole Claveloux’s short stories—originally published in the late 1970s and never before collected in English—are among the most beautiful comics ever drawn: whimsical, intoxicating, with the freshness and splendor of dreams. In hallucinatory color or elegant black-and-white, she brings us into lands that are strange but oddly recognizable, filled with murderous grandmothers and lonely city dwellers, bad-tempered vegetables and walls that are surprisingly easy to fall through. In the title story, written with Edith Zha, a new houseplant becomes the first step in an epic journey of self-discovery and a witty fable of modern romance—complete with talking shrubbery, a wised-up genie, and one very depressed bird. This selection, designed and introduced by Daniel Clowes, presents the full achievement of an unforgettable, unjustly neglected master of French comics.
We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to request a return.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it. For example, if the comic book was sealed, you must return it in sealed condition, if it was in a special case or box it must be returned in its original packaging, etc.
To start a return, please contact us first at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your return is accepted, we’ll give you instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.
The buyer is responsible for careful packaging, shipping costs and insurance for the return shipping. Walt's Comic Shop cannot be made responsible for an eventual loss of the returned item.
You can always contact us for any return question at email@example.com
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. Please keep our original packing box until the damage claim has been cleared.
The waiting period until the complaint may not be longer than 5 days after receipt in the case of transport damage and the like ("externally visible damage"); in the case of production issues ("internal damage") no longer than 30 days. We cannot be held responsible for damages that are discovered and reported later.
Due to high return shipping costs we do not offer replacements for non-EU countries and some EU island states: Balearic Islands, Malta, Cyprus. In case of damage we will try to come to an amicable agreement.
Exceptions / non-returnable items
Certain types of items cannot be returned, like custom products (such as special orders or personalized items). Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item.
We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.
HC = Hardcover.
TP = Trade Paperback (Softcover).
OGN / GN = Graphic Novel, defined as in "not a collection of previously released material".
PX = Previews Exclusives.
DM Var / DM Only = Direct Market Variant, means this cover/edition can only be obtained through Comic Shops (and not through regular bookstores).
*PRE-ORDER* = This is a pre-order, check the item description for when the product is expected to be in stock.
*PREVIEWS PRE-ORDER* *01/01/2024* = This is a pre-order with the release date when the product is expected to be in stock is included in the product title.
*OOP* = "Out of print", which means that none of our suppliers have any stock left and chances of restock/reprint are low for the foreseeable future. The copies that are currently in our warehouse are the last.
*TEMPORARILY OOP* = "Temporarily out of print" Currently none of our suppliers have the book in stock, but a restock/reprint has been announced - however, no exact date is known, nor is the whole thing 100% certain.
*RESTOCK INCOMING* = We have already reordered this item and it will be available again soon. You can leave your email on the item page and we will inform you as soon as it is available again.
*NICK&DENT* *C1* = Damaged product in Condition 1, see article description for more info on our grading system.
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