Night Fisher

November 14, 2005 | Comics


Night Fisher
R. Kikuo Johnson
Fantagraphics Books
$12.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Loren Foster is having trouble with bees: First the one he got in biology class; second the ones buzzing around in his brain when he gets high.
Loren is an average haole (white) Hawaiian teenager, thinking about girls, studying, how to survive the social scene at his high school and managing his rather ridiculous amount of yard work, until his best friend Shane starts taking him on a darker path.
Telling his dad he’s going fishing (all night long), Loren starts using “batu” or crystal meth and taking part in break and enters.
When the heat finally comes down, Loren’s faces a tough road to make things right with his dad, his classmates and himself.
Night Fisher is both a captivating look at Hawaiian teen life and a very impressive debut for R. Kikuo Johnson.

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