Exit wounds

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Drawn & Quarterly, Apr 15, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 172 pages
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Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, a young man,Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father's death, he finds himself piecing together not only the last few months of his father's life but his entire identity. With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Rutu Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties. Exit Woundsis the North American graphic-novel debut from one of Israel's best-known cartoonists. Modan has received several awards in Israel and abroad, including the Best Illustrated Children's Book Award from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem four times and Young Artist of the Year by the Israel Ministry of Culture. She is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.

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User Review  - Jon Davis - Borders

A fantastic graphic novel in which anyone (even if you consider a graphic novel to be childish) should read. The story centers around a male taxi driver who learns his father might have been a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rascal Drrmrmrr - Goodreads

This was an interesting read. I really liked how you never see the father, only the people he is always leaving behind. The son is a little boring though, but still overall I liked this a lot. Read full review


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RUTU MODAN graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, where she lives. A member of the Israeli comics group Actus Tragicus, she has done illustrations for childrens books as well as for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Le Monde. This is her first graphic novel.

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