On sale date: July 28, 2020
Dual graphic narratives by the acclaimed Italian cartoonist demonstrate how the choices our ancestors made dramatically affect generations to come.
Silvano Landi is a successful writer who, at the age of 50, sees his family leave him and his life fall 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 psych ward and the bloody trenches, and told through complex clues — a lone gas station, an apathetic baroness, found love letters, and shifting from scratchy black-and-white to lush watercolors (sometimes on the same page), 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.
Our web store won't be receiving any more stock of One Story, but you may be able to find it from a site like Indiebound or Bookshop, or at your local independent bookstore.
"Lunatic theories and secret histories intertwine for a gorgeous puzzle of a book that begs to be reread." — New York Times, Best Graphic Novels of 2020
"There is nothing about a work by Gipi that is ever simple or shallow, and his art is never anything less than sumptuous." — Comics Beat
"In this brief but haunting work, life itself is a battle whose greatest spoil is self-forgiveness." — Publishers Weekly
"Gipi's art adds to the proceedings a lyrical quality that transcends the page and goes straight to the heart." — Solrad
"Gipi's lines work together to convey deep emotion … Spend some time looking at these drawings. They are magic." — Paste
- 8.7" × 11.8"