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Skandalon

by Maroh, Julie, 1985-

Format: Print Book 2014
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION MAROH Julie
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  G-FICTION MAROH Julie
 
 
Summary

By the author of Blue Is the Warmest Color : a stunning graphic novel on the downfall of a rock legend.

Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color , a tender, bittersweet graphic novel about lesbian love, in which a young woman named Clementine becomes infatuated with Emma, a girl with blue hair. The book spawned a controversial and acclaimed feature film that won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival as well as accolades for its stars Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux; the book itself is a New York Times bestseller (with almost 40,000 copies in print) and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal .

Julie's follow-up graphic novel, Skandalon , marks a startling change of pace: a fiery, intense story about the recklessness of fame. "Skandalon," found in the Gospels, refers to a persistent trap or obstacle, such as the one that confounds the mesmerizing, Jim Morrison-like lead character Tazane. He is a true rock icon: passionate, arrogant, selfish, and sometimes violent, the charismatic singer is a beacon for controversy and scandal. But the public that worships him and the media that lavishes attention on him are waiting for him to fall from grace. At times shocking, Skandalon is a powerful and relentless meditation on the high cost of fame, and the demons awaiting anyone who refuses to be wary of them.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Maroh returns after the great success of her first graphic novel, Blue Is the Warmest Color, with a tale that follows the career of a fictional French singer/songwriter named Tazane. The book opens with Tazane at the height of his popularity. He is beloved by young men and women alike, and no matter what he sings or how he changes his work or how badly he acts, his fans stick by him. He begins to act out, abusing fans, causing riots, and doing drugs before shows. The story culminates when he sexually assaults a fan, and the book covers the fallout as the world turns against him. Tazane is a very realistic, believable character that readers will love and hate. The book is beautifully drawn, with fluid figures, in Maroh's signature, rubbery style, with dream sequences and strange moments giving ethereal breaks in the text. The book is fast and engaging-maybe a bit too fast, as the swiftly moving story could have been expanded even more. Agent: Ivanka Hahnenberger. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Rock musicians -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fame -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Vancouver :2014
Edition English language edition.
Other Titles Skandalon.
Contributors Homel, David, translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the French.
Notes Translation of: Skandalon.
Description 157 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 157).
ISBN 9781551525525
1551525526
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