Hostage

Hostage

Graphic Novel - 2017
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How does one survive when all hope is lost?In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle ( Pyongyang , Jerusalem , Shenzhen , Burma Chronicles ) recounts André's harrowing experience in Hostage , a book that attests to the power of one man's determination in the face of a hopeless situation.

Marking a departure from the author's celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted color washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.
Publisher: Montréal, Québec :, Drawn & Quarterly,, 2017, ©2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781770462793
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIX 364. 154092 AND D
Characteristics: 432 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Dascher, Helge 1965-- Translator

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A harrowing true-account of kidnapping and imprisonment in a foreign land and a foreign language. [ADULT GRAPHIX]

Delisle recounts the chilling true story of a Doctors Without Borders administrator who survived being kidnapped and held hostage in solitary confinement for three months. Intense, poignant, and insightful.

A Doctors Without Borders administrator is kidnapped and faces a harrowing psychological experience of solitary confinement.


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