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Title The book of hope / by Tommi Musturi ; translated by Pauliina Haasjoki.
Author Musturi, Tommi, 1975-
Publication Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books Inc., 2015.
Copyright date ©2015
Description 212 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 x 24 cm
Call # FIC MUSTURI
Note Originally published in Finnish in four parts.
Summary In a way that only the medium of comics can, The Book of Hope slows the reader down to the rhythms of the silent life of a retired couple living in a rural countryside. Behind the static, routine moments of everyday life something bigger takes shape. A flash of encroaching death starts to consume the husband, leading to visions and questions. This graphic novel from cartoonist Tommi Musturi is a thoughtful exploration of the human condition, and the series of mostly quotidian moments that make up most of our lives. The strong presence of silence and nature reflect the arctic exotica of Musturi's native Finland, but with a relatability, eloquence, and economy that will remind American readers of Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan. The Book of Hope is a humane book filled with timeless humor and life itself.
Note Translated from the Finnish.
Subject Retirement -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels -- Finland -- Translations into English.
Genre Graphic novels.
Addl. Author Haasjoki, Pauliina.
ISBN 1606998773
9781606998779

Location CALL # Status Message
 Brighton B Fic  FIC MUSTURI    DUE 03-15-21  (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
 Dekalb Fic  FIC MUSTURI    CHECK SHELVES  (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
 Macon Fic  FIC MUSTURI    CHECK SHELVES  (GRAPHIC NOVEL)