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Hubert

Author: Ben Gijsemans; Julia Blackburn; Sandra Van Beek
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hubert is an autistic man who shapes his life by going to museums (in Brussels, London and Paris). The world outside is a puzzle to him. He talks to few people and only about museums and art. When his neighbour downstairs, a lonely woman, invites him again and again to come for a drink, he only goes because she has a painting that interests him. When she tries to seduce him, he doesn't understand. He takes photos of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Gijsemans; Julia Blackburn; Sandra Van Beek
ISBN: 9780224101462 0224101463
OCLC Number: 944566933
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Notes: Originally published in Belgium by Oogachten in 2014. First published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape in 2016.
Description: 86 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Ben Gijsemans ; translated from the Dutch by Julia Blackburn and Sandra van Beek.

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Hubert is a solitary man who shapes his life by going to museums. He takes photos of the pictures he likes - usually of beautiful women - and paints copies of the paintings at home. One of the most  Read more...

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"Gijsemans, meanwhile, is one to watch." -- James Smart * Guardian * "This is a wonderful book, and I want everyone to read it" -- Rachel Cooke * Observer * "This beautiful, moving book isn't only Read more...

 
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