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Jar of fools : a picture story

Author: Jason Lutes
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec, Canada : Drawn and Quarterly, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"Ernie is an alcoholic stage magician haunted by lost love and his brother's suicide, and he's hooked up with his senile mentor in one last effort to sort his life out. But Ernie needs to keep Flosso the Magnificent with him in the present and by his side to guide Ernie through these difficult days. These two magicians have run out of escape tricks but they can't stop running. Esther is still numb with grief for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lutes, Jason.
Jar of fools.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada : Drawn and Quarterly, ©2003
(OCoLC)607396203
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Lutes
ISBN: 1896597726 9781896597720
OCLC Number: 55509041
Notes: "First published (in a different form) in 1994 by Penny Dreadful Press ; First complete edition published in 1997 by Black Eye Books ; First Drawn and Quarterly edition in 2001"--Title page verso.
Description: 142 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jason Lutes.

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"Ernie is an alcoholic stage magician haunted by lost love and his brother's suicide, and he's hooked up with his senile mentor in one last effort to sort his life out. But Ernie needs to keep Flosso the Magnificent with him in the present and by his side to guide Ernie through these difficult days. These two magicians have run out of escape tricks but they can't stop running. Esther is still numb with grief for Ernie's brother. She works at a coffee shop and has allowed her heart to simply atrophy while a torrent of rage builds slowly inside her. Nathan Lender is a small time grifter living on his wits and in a car with his twelve-year-old daughter, Claire. He's running out of time to fix the past and make things right for his daughter. One morning Nathan Lender makes the mistake of trying to con Esther at the coffee counter. Circumstance will bring a desperate group of people together, all at the end of their rope. An unlikely kind of love grows from these broken people who discover the act of self-sacrifice can perform miracles"--Publisher's web site.

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A lovely, short 'picture novel' exploring the tenacious bond between an alcoholic stage magician and his cranky mentor. "New York Times Book Review" "Jar of Fools" is full of people trying to stop Read more...

 
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