Lucille

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"Moving and rich." -- GQ France –Lucille impresses as much by the power of its drawing as by the subtlety of its dialogue and plotting... it alternates tender moments of joy with scenes that evoke tears... Tremendous.” -- Didier Pasamonik, ActuaBD "A coherent, compelling narrative... Debeurme gets underneath what makes these young lovers tick, and is realistic enough to realize that they're too inexperienced and impulsive to fix each other. Still, the love affair in Lucille burns bright, illuminating two lives."-- The AV Club "For a story about the search for freedom, to be yourself, Debeurme's approach makes the most of the freedom of the comics medium. ...It's a wonderful, satisfying experience in itself to read and savour and easily one of the truly unmissable bande dessin_e translations of the year."-- Paul Gravett, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life "The type of story the graphic novel was meant for."-- Kelly Stephenson, Playback:STL "A stunner... Lucille is definitely one of the most significant graphic novel releases of the year."-- Heidi MacDonald, The Beat "Sublimely pretty... Debeurme has one of those art styles to die for: elegant, able to convey reams of information in a single line, and so easy-on-the-eyes that looking up and off the page almost always ends up a minor disappointment."-- Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter "A deserved prize winner at Angoulðme. Debeurme has created characters of tremendous depth here, who succeeded in tugging on my heartstrings and drawing me in."-- Jonathan Rigby, Page 45 "There's a lot of sudden, surprising violence in Lucille (and maybe in Lucille) but there's a lot of heart, too... the story is solid and heartbreaking and it just feels true."-- Paul Constant, The Stranger Winner of the Ren_ Goscinny Prize and the Angoulðme Essential Award. After years of acclaim in Europe, graphic novelist Ludovic Debeurme makes his English-language debut with a book of quiet grace and staggering emotional power. This rich and intimate story follows two teenagers, Lucille and Arthur, as they struggle with the complex legacies inherited from their families: legacies of illness and pride, of despair and hope. Somehow two lonely misfits form an instant connection, and with the intoxicating boldness of youth, they journey together across Europe, discovering each other, discovering themselves, and hoping against all odds to make their own destiny. Lucille is more than a story about anorexia, alcoholism, and adolescence. It's a story of love amidst tragedy, full of the halting awkwardness of life and the operatic grandeur of teenage emotion.
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Publisher
Top Shelf Productions
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Published on
Dec 31, 2012
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Pages
548
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ISBN
9781603091237
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
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This content is DRM protected.
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Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel. A New York Times Bestseller! "Remarkable."-- Leo Carey, The New Yorker "... dark, fearsomely complex..."-- Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly "My all-time favorite graphic novel... an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century."-- Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly "Moore's works have often defied the public's expectations of the medium, and his most ambitious work, the massive graphic novel From Hell, is no exception... The result is at once a meditation on evil, a police procedural and a commentary on Victorian England. ... an impressive piece of work."-- Patrick Day, The Los Angeles Times "... a massive exploration of the Jack The Ripper murders that incorporates British history, Masonic ritual, and London geography in a fascinating and horrifying conspiracy theory."-- Tasha Robinson, The AV Club From Hell is the story of Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most infamous man in the annals of murder. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, From Hell is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century. The serialized story, presented in its entirety in this volume, has garnered widespread attention from critics and scholars, and has been adapted into a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. Often regarded as one of the most significant graphic novels ever published, From Hell combines meticulous research with educated speculation, resulting in a masterpiece of historical fiction both compelling and terrifying.
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