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The book of hope

Author: Tommi Musturi; Pauliina Haasjoki
Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books Inc., [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Fiction
Graphic novels
Translations
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tommi Musturi; Pauliina Haasjoki
ISBN: 9781606998779 1606998773
OCLC Number: 904036747
Language Note: Translated from the Finnish.
Notes: Originally published in Finnish in four parts.
Description: 212 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
Responsibility: by Tommi Musturi ; [translated by Pauliina Haasjoki].

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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.

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