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Shenzhen A Travelogue from China (Paperback)

Author:  Guy Delisle
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1770460799
ISBN-13: 9781770460799
Sku: 225637166
Publish Date: 4/24/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 6L x 0.5T
Pages:  152
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Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle's observations of life in urban southern China, sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. He brings to life the quick pace of Shenzhen's crowded streets. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, Delisle skillfully notes the differences between Western and Eastern cultures, while also conveying his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues in the Communist state.
This compact graphic "travelogue" details the Canadian author's time spent as a TV series animator in the bleak, fenced-off city of Shenzhen, China, where armed guards patrol the borders and the reality of daily living makes a strange contrast with the freedom and comfort of the western world. Lurching, shaded drawings evoke a sense of oppression and displacement, as the author gives a fascinating, if not very inviting, portrayal of his time spent as a foreigner in this seldom-visited city.


"A sharp eye for detail, self-deprecating humor and subtle, shadowy drawings highlight this engaging, ambitious graphic narrative." (starred review) July 15, 2006
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