Exit Wounds

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Jonathan Cape, 2007 - Fathers - 172 pages
24 Reviews

Set in modern-day Tel Aviv,Exit Woundsis 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  - Andrea Stoeckel - Goodreads

The storyline of this book almost detracts from its graphic aspects (I am one who has always appreciated a good story over its illustrations). Koby is a young adult in Israel whose family is estranged ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Pistelli - Goodreads

Exit Wounds is a bittersweet and rather misleadingly-packaged love story; it is told through serviceable but often inexpressive ligne claire drawing and superb coloring—the generally warm, bright ... 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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