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Get your hands on a dedecated and signed copy of THE HIGH DESERT, written and illustrated by award-winning author James Spooner. This gripping graphic novel memior spans over 365 pages, taking you on a journey through his first year as a Black punk rocker in a town with a seious Nazi problem. Whether you're a fan of graphic novels, punk rock or simply love a good story, this signed copy of THE HIGH DESERT is a must-have. 

Winner of the American Library Associations Alex award, which chooses books positioned for adults but is excellent for teens. 


What People are Saying:


There’s something so recognizable in The High Desert…I suspect in a way we were all there at one time in our lives, navigating and negotiating as we figured out just who the fuck we were and who
was with us. I loved this book.

- IAN MACKAYE - Minor Threat / Fugazi


n his new memoir, we learn about the major pitfalls and minor triumphs that put Spooner on the path to realize his dream of an all Black mosh pit. Beautifully written and illustrated ‘The High Desert’ is a must-have for every music fan. After I finished reading it I kept wishing a 2nd, 3rd and 4th volume would magically appear so it didn’t have to end.


- KATHLEEN HANNA - Bikini Kill / Le Tigre

Deeply is genuinely therapeutic to read about James Spooner’s experiences: being in proximity to white supremacy, the exceptions that are made in small town, USA,  and how quickly
violence can escalate. Man oh man. The High Desert hits so deep.

 - KIMYA DAWSON, Moldy Peaches

Signed and Dedicated Copy of THE HIGH DESERT

  • Product details

    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper (May 17, 2022)
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0358659116
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0358659112
    • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.26 pounds
    • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 1.35 x 9 inches
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