Chris W. Kim’s graphic novel Strays is an enigmatic parable of the modern city, where strangers can become friends and vice versa.
A young man flees a disaster at home and comes to live in the city with his sister. He makes ends meet by taking a job as a deliveryman—only to encounter a flood of old friends and past acquaintances on his daily route. . . . At first elated by the company of these waifs and strays, eventually their own desperation for work begins to trouble his conscience—but what happens when you can’t deliver help to everyone?
Chris W. Kim’s distinctively detailed graphic style embodies an elusively disquieting parable of modern isolation and the ties that bind—or fail to bind—society together.