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Notes for a War Story (Paperback)

Author: Gipi

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"The war arrived in our village on the 18th of January. Obviously there were other wars going on, but they didn’ t have anything to do with us. There were wars for blacks. Wars for Arabs. Wars for Slavs. Our war started on the 18th of January, and in a few days, everything had changed."
So recounts Giuliano, a loner among outsiders, one of three  young  drifters caught up in the whirlwind of a war in the Balkans.  The three  boys are  like passing shadows; they  live in abandoned houses, dodge the occasional bomb, and steal car parts for money.  Meeting Felix— a powerful, fast-talking mercenary— changes everything for them.  Felix is an expert manipulator; he speaks to their ambition and  to their desires for  power, wealth, and purpose.  They're instantly hooked, especially the trio's unofficial leader, Stefano, and they soon escalate from petty crime to working on behalf of a mafia-style militia, bullying  and extorting money in Felix's name.  But as Giuliano comes to realize, they don't know what they're fighting for— if they're even fighting for anything.    "Notes for a War Story" is an astonishing  look at  life in a lawless, war-torn nation, heightened by the  harsh, moving,   pencil and watercolor artwork of Italy's best  graphic novel author.


Publisher First Second
Mfg Part# 9781596432611
SKU 204495070
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1596432616
Release Date 8/7/2007
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