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Zero: A Graphic Memoir

In this riveting story of self-discovery and emotional transformation, author Jan Egleson and illustrator Kseniya Galper have combined text and image ...

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In this riveting story of self-discovery and emotional transformation, author Jan Egleson and illustrator Kseniya Galper have combined text and image to create an innovative art form that ushers in a new era in publishing for serious literature. ZERO is the powerful story of a father-son relationship, the inner world of an artist, and a family transformed by the devastation of war. In this magical blend of writing, illustration, and film, Mr. Egleson recounts how the discovery of his father’s wartime experiences and PTSD, long hidden, changed his life. Making use of recently discovered journals and artwork the book pieces together fragments of his father's life as a muralist in Mexico in the 1930s, to a traumatic experience aboard a stricken aircraft carrier in the South Pacific. ZERO is finally about the struggle to synthesize these experiences, and by creating a work of art, to heal and transform. "When I first came across the boxes of journals, pictures, and watercolors, and understood their meaning, my only thought was to make a movie. But I quickly found that the graphic material, the art, the frescos, the footage of the war, the home movies, all the seductive images stubbornly refused to fit neatly into the format of a film." "I began to search for a way to tell the story, and a form that would contain it..the photographs are the ones I found curling and jumbled together in the boxes. The fragments from the journal are indeed just that, fragments of my father’s journal. But perhaps most astounding of all is the footage from the stricken carrier After reading his journal, experiencing the attack in his words as he scrawled them down aboard the burning ship, I found, after months of searching, filed away in the National Archive, the actual footage of the actual attack, filmed on the USS Saratoga. I still watch it in wonder, believing and disbelieving all at the same moment, that it is all, yes ALL, true." Experience this gripping story, in Egelson's words, "Not a book, not a film, not an album of photos, but all of these: A VOOK.”

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Version: 1.0.2

Size: 229.67 MB

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Price: 7,99 €

Developed by Vook

Day of release: 0000-00-0

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