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The art of flying

Author: A Altarriba; Kim; Jonathan Cape (Firm),
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When published in 2009, The Art of Flying was hailed as a landmark in the history of the graphic novel in Spain for its deeply touching synthesis of individual and collective memories. A deeply personal testament, Altarriba's account of what led his father to commit suicide at the age of ninety is a detective novel of sorts, one that traces his father's life from an impoverished childhood in Aragon, to service with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Altarriba; Kim; Jonathan Cape (Firm),
ISBN: 9780224099370 022409937X
OCLC Number: 908417148
Awards: Winner, English Pen Award.
National Comic Prize, 2010.
Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Arte de volar.
Responsibility: Antonio Altarriba, Kim ; translated from the Spanish by Adrian West, with a prologue by Stuart Green.

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When published in 2009, The Art of Flying was hailed as a landmark in the history of the graphic novel in Spain for its deeply touching synthesis of individual and collective memories.  Read more...

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"A tour de force...brilliant beyond belief." -- Raymond Briggs "I'm not sure why it has taken so long to appear in English, but its timing couldn't be better, for this is a book that reminds us that Read more...

 
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