Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, a young man,Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his... show more
Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, a young man,Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father's death, he finds himself piecing together not only the last few months of his father's life but his entire identity. With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Rutu Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties.Exit Wounds is the North American graphic-novel debut from one of Israel's best-known cartoonists. Modan has received several awards in Israel and abroad, including the Best Illustrated Children's Book Award from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem four times and Young Artist of the Year by the Israel Ministry of Culture. She is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.
Publish date: December 23rd 2008
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
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Kobi Franco, taksówkarz po trzydziestce otrzymuje niespodziewanie wiadomość, że jego ojciec mógł zginąć w zamachu bombowym. Spotyka młoda dziewczynę Numi, na którą znajomi wołają "żyrafa". Wspólnie wyruszają na poszukiwanie ojca bohatera. Jak to zwykle bywa w takich opowieściach w trakcie podróży z...
I set myself two challenges with this book.It was both my first graphic novel and my first Hebrew novel (it was originally written in Hebrew)It took me a while to get into this book but once I sat down to it the story zipped along. It was nice to finally read a book set in my home country. The langu...
Far more hype than great. I really like Modan's use of figures and the almost 2.5 dimension her art gives, but the story itself did not live up to the hype.It just did not have the pathos needed to make the central theme - loss - resonate. And was more than fairly boring.The art saved it from me put...