November 11 2020 – Cameron Kerkau
Seven years after the events of September 11th, three teens struggle with the long-term fallout of that tragic day. But these former friends are brought back together when they find themselves in the cross hairs of a local drug dealer who’s out for blood. Can they put their personal traumas aside long enough to work together and survive? No Heroine’s Frank Gogol reteams with Nenad Cviticanin for an all-new entry in the Dead End Kids saga.
“I love working with Frank because, even though we don’t speak the same language, we’re on the same page. We have similar storytelling sensibilities and the collaboration is so seamless. You can’t really ask for more in a collaborator,” says Cviticanin.
At the core of Dead End Kids is the concept of childhood trauma and how it affects people as they get older. The Suburban Job explores a trauma shared by every American, and the particular effect that event had on those who were children at the time.
“I grew up in a really small, poor town in New Jersey, across the Raritan Bay from lower Manhattan, and in clear days, you could see the World Trade Center. I remember standing on our beachfront on 9/11 and watching the smoke billow up from the wreckage. I remember looking around and seeing everyone there with me, seeing the horror and pain in their faces. It’s something I’ve literally thought about every day since,” says Gogol.
“At the end of the day, my biggest priority is to tell stories that are about something that people can connect with. And With Dead End Kid: The Suburban Job--I really think we’ve created something that will connect with so many people. These kids are so real and what they’re going through is so raw. I can't wait for people to be able to read it in January."