The Book of Hope

The Book of Hope

Graphic Novel - 2015
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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.
Publisher: Seattle, Washington :, Fantagraphics Books, Inc.,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781606998779
Branch Call Number: GN MUST
Characteristics: 212 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Haasjoki, Pauliina - Translator


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May 03, 2018

For those of a "certain age" who may have forgotten or no longer believe this art form has anything relevant or profound to show or say, this will at least make you smile. No small feat in these darker times.


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