Blood Song: A Silent Ballad

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Harcourt, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 304 pages
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From American Book Award winner Eric Drooker, this is a story for the ages, beginning with the agrarian past, through the industrial present, and into the technological future.
A young woman bravely escapes a military assault on her island village, journeying across the ocean to arrive, unknowingly, in the Big City. There she meets and falls in love with a saxophone player, who makes heartfelt music. The police find and silence him, confiscating his saxophone and warning him not to make music again as it's strictly forbidden in the Big City. When the street musician continues to make music with his voice the police soon find and imprison him, making the future uncertain for the talented performer and the brave woman who loves him.
Blood Song transcends the boundaries of conventional novels--a wordless tale written in the ancient language of pictures.

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

The artwork is beautiful and the story is moving and sad. There are no words in this book and each illustration speaks for itself. The illustrator manages to convey a lot of movement and emotion in ... Read full review

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User Review  - taylorh - LibraryThing

sophisticated in its simplicity Drooker's fine work with the scratch-board is highlighted by blue night-time shades, except for the rare epiphanic brilliance shining through in a green, red or yellow. Lovely to read, review and appreciate. Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Eric Drooker's paintings are seen on covers of the New Yorker, the Progressive, the Village Voice, and numerous other magazines. He is a graduate of Cooper Union and the author of the American Book Award-winning Flood! : A Novel in Pictures, Illuminated Poems (with Allen Ginsberg), and Street Posters & Ballads. A third-generation New Yorker, he currently resides in Berkeley, California.

Joe Sacco, winner of the American Book Award, is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the author of Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde.

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