Exit Wounds

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Jonathan Cape, 2007 - Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc - 172 pages
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Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, Exit Wounds is the first graphic novel to be published in Britain by one of Israel's best-known cartoonists.

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 not only piecing together the last few months of his father's life, but his entire identity.

With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolours, Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties.

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User Review  - msf59 - LibraryThing

Koby Franco is young cab driver, living in modern day Tel Aviv. Out of the blue, he receives a phone call from a female soldier, claiming his father was killed by a suicide bomber at a nearby train ... Read full review

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User Review  - Citizenjoyce - LibraryThing

In the graphic novel Exit Wounds nothing is what it seems. Set in modern day Israel it follows Numi as she convinces Koby, a taxi driver, to help her discover if her lover, Koby's father, was the ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Rutu 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 from the Israel Ministry of Culture, and is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.

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