Murder, Love and Time Travel in San Francisco: Image's Displaced Persons ~ What'cha Reading?

Murder, Love and Time Travel in San Francisco: Image’s Displaced Persons


Here’s another great-looking book coming from Image. Displaced Persons has a little something for everyone – historical fiction, noir, murder, and time travel. See what Image has to say:

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From the Eisner-nominated writer Derek McCulloch (STAGGER LEE, Gone to Amerikay) and artist Anthony Peruzzo comes DISPLACED PERSONS, a riveting graphic novel about murder, love, crime, friendship, betrayal, and just the slightest bit of time travel.

San Francisco, the twentieth century: In 1939, a private detective searches for a missing heiress. In 1969, twin brothers approach a drug heist from opposite sides of the law. And in 1999, a woman slowly comes to realize the terrible danger she faces in her own home.

McCulloch was inspired to write DISPLACED PERSONS because of a love of puzzle stories, detective stories, time travel stories, and a fascination with how history imprints itself on the smaller story of a family’s history.

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“It’s like reading rings in a tree…you can see the growth of the tree, ring by ring, and the distance between the rings tells you when the droughts hit, or the long winters, or the hurricanes,” explained McCulloch.

“You can look at a family tree the same way, and when you see that someone was born, say, in Poland in 1920, and their child was born in Baltimore in 1947, there’s a story between those two rings. Displaced Persons takes those rings, and takes all the different kinds of stories I love, and mixes them up and twists them into a shape you won’t really understand until the last page. It’s a book I hope people will read twice…I guarantee you’ll see things the second time you didn’t know were there the first time.”

DISPLACED PERSONS is richly illustrated by Peruzzo, depicting three different times in San Francisco’s varied history. The graphic novel will be in comic book stores on August 6 and bookstores on August 19.

Writer: Derek McCulloch
Artist:  Anthony Peruzzo
Publisher: Image
Price: $17.99
On-Sale: August 19, 2014
168 pages, full color, paperback

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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