The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett

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Pub Date: 01/08/2019

Pages: 48

Trim: 10 x 8

Publisher: Dottir Press

Imprint: Dottir Press

ISBN 13: 9781948340021

ISBN 10: 194834002X

Price: / $21.99 CAN$18.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General

The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett

By Purnell Brontez, Peterson Elise R.

Price: $18.95



About the Book

The first children’s book from multi-genre artist Brontez Purnell, a 2018 winner of the Whiting Award, sweetly portrays a common but rarely narrated childhood experience—having a single parent and taking care of a younger sibling. With illustrations by Brooklyn artist Elise R. Peterson, The Nightlife of Jacuzzi Gaskett recounts 11-year-old Jacuzzi’s evening activities while he cares for his baby brother and waits for mama’s arrival home. He ponders his dad, school, and his future—and when his brother wakes up, Jacuzzi knows just how to get him back to sleep.

About the Book

At night, Jacuzzi cares for his baby brother, makes a blender cyclone, ponders life, and waits for mama’s arrival home.


Brontez Purnell is a zine-maker, punk drummer, choreographer, and author of Since I Laid My Burden Down. Originally from Alabama, he lives in Oakland, California.

Elise R. Peterson is an artist, writer, and sex educator in Brooklyn. She is the illustrator of How Mamas Love Their Babies.