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Housing Works and WORD Present HOSTAGE: Guy Delisle with Simon Ostrovsky

    05/17/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St, Manhattan.

    Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. He’ll be interviewed by Simon Ostrovsky, investigative reporter at CNN.

    Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

    Guy Delisle’s appearance is supported by the Consulate General of France in New York.

    Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Québec City, Canada. Delisle spent ten years working in animation, which allowed him to learn about movement and drawing. He is best known for his bestselling travelogues about life in faraway countries, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen. In 2012, Guy Delisle was awarded the Prize for Best Album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Delisle now lives in the south of France with his wife and two children.

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    $29.95
    ISBN: 9781770462793
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 25th, 2017

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