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Arsene Schrauwen

Arsene Schrauwen

Olivier Schrauwen

ISBN: 978-1-606-99730-7

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256 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Description

In 1947, the author's grandfather, Arsene Schrauwen, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a modern utopia in the wilderness — but not before Arsene falls in love with his cousin's wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsene's loosening grip on reality is mirrored by the graphic novel reader's uncertainty of what is imagined or real by Arsene. This first full-length graphic novel from the critically-acclaimed Olivier Schrauwen is an engrossing, sometimes funny, slightly surreal and often beautiful narrative.

Finalist, 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize — Graphic Novel/ComicsShortlist, Slate's 2014 Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year