Guy Delisle launches Hostage! Saturday, May 6th at the Rialto Hall

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly 10th Anniversary Reading Series :

Conversation (with Alexandre Trudeau) and signing

Saturday, May 6th
The Rialto Hall (5711 Av du Parc)
doors: 18h event:19:00
Tickets $5 or free with in store purchase of Hostage 
Tickets on sale now, in store and online!

Join us on Saturday, May 6th at the Rialto Hall for the launch of the highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner Hostage by award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles)!

Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

This true story of a man’s kidnapping in Chechnya confirms Guy Delisle’s position as one of the greatest modern cartoonists. 
The Guardian 

Harrowing and beautiful... I've felt haunted by the book since I finished it. 
Chicago Tribune 

The account of André's experience... would be powerful enough, if depicted in prose alone. But Hostage is a comic, and it's Delisle's art — his character design, his use of page and panel layout to underscore the mind-numbing sameness of solitary confinement while controlling the story's mood and pacing — that makes us feel André's plight so deeply. 

Ticket price: 5$ - Free with book purchase (Hostage, S'enfuir).  Tickets on sale now, in store and online!

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