Graphic Novel - 2014
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Publisher: London :, Jonathan Cape,, 2014, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780224098342
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIX 949. 702 BUN B
Characteristics: 160 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm


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Laura_X Jun 12, 2018

An authentically expressed fragmented memory of a young girl's father as he's drawn into acts of terrorism. The austere art style matches beautifully her father's overwhelming personality.

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IanH_KCMO Sep 29, 2016

A bit like Persepolis-lite. The subject matter is immensely interesting and covers a period/place in history not often written about, and the art is amazing, but the story falls a little flat. And this is incredibly dumb and nitpicky but there was one typo early on and I couldn't stop wondering how they missed it, it's so obvious!

Jul 21, 2016

Great woodcut-style drawings, if a little static. The story was okay, but the author (protagonist) plays little part.

bibliotechnocrat Jan 22, 2016

This memoir / family history deals largely with the author’s father – a Serbian nationalist – whose experiences during the Second World War left him an embittered drunk. When the father dies by accidentally setting off a bomb he was preparing for a terrorist act, the family must deal with the consequences and face their unsettling history. The illustrations drive the narrative in this one and are truly extraordinary.

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