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In M.S. Harkness’ second graphic novel, Desperate Pleasures, she weaves in and out of non-relationships, drug dealing, and sex work—all with the subtlety of a blunt axe! She constantly searches for security and fulfilment, but it is always just beyond her reach. Desperate Pleasures is fearless autobiographical account of a young woman’s difficult relationships set against a backdrop of trauma and abuse. Uncomfortably close-up, filled with dark humor, Desperate Pleasures is an unrelenting read and M.S. Harkness’ best work to date.
M.S. Harkness is a cartoonist based out of Minneapolis, MN. She’s the author of the acclaimed memoir Tinderella. She enjoys competitive weightlifting.
Praise for Tinderella:
“A brilliantly funny, extremely perceptive debut from a cartoonist to watch.”—Library Journal, Starred Review
“Harkness is a smart, tough, fearless cartoonist.” — Kevin Huizenga, A River at Night