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A New York Times bestseller

The original graphic novel adapted into the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival; released in the US this fall by IFC Films/Sundance Selects

In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth and rebellion and the eternal light of desire.

First published in France by Gland#233;nat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angouland#234;me International Comics Festival, Europe's largest.

The live-action, French-language film version of the book, entitled Blue Is the Warmest Color, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. Directed by director Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated both wide praise and controversy. It will be released in the US through Sundance Selects/IFC Films.

Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.

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"Love is a beautiful punishment in Maroh's paean to confusion, passion, and discovery. Clementine, a high school student, is in the midst of an identity crisis when she locks eyes with older, blue-haired Emma on the street. That moment keeps bubbling up in Clementine's dreams, drawing her toward a romantic truth that neither she, her family, nor her friends can or want to understand. Maroh's moody, exaggerated drawings and cool-hued colors give everything a dreamlike patina. Adolescent identity-seeking plays out against a mixture of heart-thumping decisions and brief but steam-heated romantic interludes. Maroh twists this potentially diagrammatic love story into a more operatic affair by telling it all in flashback, as Emma reads Clementine's diaries under the glowering eyes of her beloved's parents, who blame Emma for their daughter's death. Translated from the French, Maroh's graphic novel has already been adapted into a film that won the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year. Controversy over the film's explicit love scenes (criticized by some, including Maroh herself, for being too voyeuristic and unromantic) will likely result in a lot of interest in this elegantly impassioned love story. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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A tenderly told graphic novel for adults about a young woman who becomes captivated by a girl with blue hair.

About the Author

Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels, where she still lives. After self-publishing three comics collections, her French-language graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude was published by Gland#233;nat in 2010; it won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angouland#234;me International Comics Festival, Europeand#8217;s largest.

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eam4375, July 7, 2014 (view all comments by eam4375)
I literally just finished reading this Amazing graphic novel. I can honestly say that it is the first graphic that has ever brought tears to my eyes. Never gratuitous, always tender, forever lovely and full of wisdom; Julie Moroh has penned a tome of great importance on the topic of everlasting love.
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ISBN:
9781551525143
Author:
Maroh, Julie
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Love is a beautiful punishment in Maroh's paean to confusion, passion, and discovery. Clementine, a high school student, is in the midst of an identity crisis when she locks eyes with older, blue-haired Emma on the street. That moment keeps bubbling up in Clementine's dreams, drawing her toward a romantic truth that neither she, her family, nor her friends can or want to understand. Maroh's moody, exaggerated drawings and cool-hued colors give everything a dreamlike patina. Adolescent identity-seeking plays out against a mixture of heart-thumping decisions and brief but steam-heated romantic interludes. Maroh twists this potentially diagrammatic love story into a more operatic affair by telling it all in flashback, as Emma reads Clementine's diaries under the glowering eyes of her beloved's parents, who blame Emma for their daughter's death. Translated from the French, Maroh's graphic novel has already been adapted into a film that won the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year. Controversy over the film's explicit love scenes (criticized by some, including Maroh herself, for being too voyeuristic and unromantic) will likely result in a lot of interest in this elegantly impassioned love story. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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A tenderly told graphic novel for adults about a young woman who becomes captivated by a girl with blue hair.

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