THE FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL EVER NOMINATED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE!
Abe and Simon Matchcard are brothers, struggling to save their archaic family business selling oscillating fans in a world switching to air conditioning. Simon flirts with becoming a salesman as a last-ditch effort to leave the protective walls of the family home, but is ultimately unable to escape Abe’s critical voice in his head. As Clyde Fans Co. crumbles, so does the relationship between the two men, who choose very different life paths but both end up utterly unhappy.
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"Clyde Fans explores the nuances of the quiet life, told through the strained relationship of two brothers and their life entwined in an electric fans shop in Toronto, Canada. The passing of time and estrangement of family is beautifully captured by Canadian cartoonist Seth through memory, location and love, all encased in the backdrop of the old Clyde Fans shop. If you are looking for a slow, thoughtful and introverted read, with lovingly illustrated sequences of historic suburban and rural Canada through time, then this is the book for you." - Anna @ OK