West Coast Blues (Hardcover)

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George Gerfaut, aimless young executive and desultory family man, witnesses a murder and finds himself sucked into a spiral of violence involving an exiled war criminal and two hired assassins. Adapting to the exigencies of his new life on the run with shocking ease, Gerfaut abandons his comfortable middle-class life for several months (including a sojourn in the countryside after an attempt to ride the rails turns spectacularly bad) until, joined with a new ally, he finally returns to settle all accounts... with brutal, bloody interest.Released in 2005, West Coast Blues (Le Petit bleu de la c?te ouest) is Tardi?s adaptation of a popular 1976 novel by the French crime writer Jean-Patrick Manchette. (The novel had been previously adapted to film under the more literal title Trois hommes a abattre, and was released in English by the San Francisco-based publisher City Lights under the English version of the same title, 3 to Kill.)Tardi?s late-period, looser style infuses Manchette?s dark story with a seething, malevolent energy; he doesn?t shy away from the frequently grisly goings-on, while maintaining (particularly in the old-married-couple-style bickering of the two killers who are tracking Gerfaut) the mordant wit that characterizes his best work. This is the kind of graphic novel that Quentin Tarantino would love, and a double shot of Scotch for any fan of unrelenting, uncompromising crime fiction. Nominated for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Best Adaptation from Another Work; Best U.S. Edition of International Material).

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Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Mfg Part# 9781606992951
SKU 211307734
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1606992953
Release Date 8/5/2009

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