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A Story

Gipi
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This product will be shipped on 06/23/2020

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Dual narratives by the acclaimed Italian cartoonist poetically describe how choices our ancestors made dramatically affect generations to come.

A Story is actually made up of two intricately entangled tales. Silvano Landi is a successful writer, who, at the age of 50, sees his family leaving him and his life harshly falling apart. Landi’s great-grandfather, Mauro, is an anxious soldier being fed to the maw of carnage in the First World War. Alternating between past and present, a psyche ward and the bloody trenches, and told through revealing repetition and complex clues — a lone gas station, an apathetic baroness, found love letters — A Story documents the origins of pain that serve as the roots of a twisted family tree and allows the reader to trace the branches.

In A Story, the worldwide-award-winning cartoonist Gipi has created his most ambitious and lyrical work yet. Shifting from scratchy black-and-white to lush watercolors (sometimes on the same page), the Italian master intertwines styles and narratives to document the pain, passion, and cruelty passed down from one generation to the next and details the fragile tightrope mankind must traverse, yesterday just as today, to retain hope.

Pages:
128
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
8.5" x 11.5"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-319-6
Year:
2020

PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Air Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

Dual narratives by the acclaimed Italian cartoonist poetically describe how choices our ancestors made dramatically affect generations to come.

A Story is actually made up of two intricately entangled tales. Silvano Landi is a successful writer, who, at the age of 50, sees his family leaving him and his life harshly falling apart. Landi’s great-grandfather, Mauro, is an anxious soldier being fed to the maw of carnage in the First World War. Alternating between past and present, a psyche ward and the bloody trenches, and told through revealing repetition and complex clues — a lone gas station, an apathetic baroness, found love letters — A Story documents the origins of pain that serve as the roots of a twisted family tree and allows the reader to trace the branches.

In A Story, the worldwide-award-winning cartoonist Gipi has created his most ambitious and lyrical work yet. Shifting from scratchy black-and-white to lush watercolors (sometimes on the same page), the Italian master intertwines styles and narratives to document the pain, passion, and cruelty passed down from one generation to the next and details the fragile tightrope mankind must traverse, yesterday just as today, to retain hope.

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