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Can you ever escape your fate?

Three shadows stand outside the house — and Louis and Lise know why the spectral figures are there. The shadows have come for Louis and Lise's son, and nothing anyone can do will stop them. Louis cannot let his son die without trying to prevent it, so the family embarks on a journey to the ends of the earth, fleeing death.

Poignant and suspenseful, Three Shadows is a haunting story of love and grief, told in moving text and sweeping black and white artwork by Cyril Pedrosa.

Review:

"Pedrosa's intriguing, poignant fable unfolds beautifully in both words and pictures. The fluidity of the art reflects Pedrosa's roots in animation....[A] dark, well crafted tale." Booklist

Review:

"Pedrosa is a former Disney animator...and his command of styles is impressive, but in this melancholy, hefty black-and-white book, the well-expressed sense of grief and inevitability that come through the storyline predominate even over the art. (Grade: A-)" The Onion AV Club

Review:

"[A] nearly perfect graphic novel, a story where the art and words are unified in a way that happens all-too rarely....It's not only the best graphic novel I've read since at least Craig Thompson's Blankets, it's one of the best novels of any kind I've ever seen." ComicMix.com

Review:

"Three Shadows is a sometimes subtle, sometimes chaotic, always beautiful book that dares to tackle every parent's deepest fear. Heartbreaking and brilliant by turns, this is required reading." A Fuse #8 Production

Review:

"This is clearly a story about love and sacrifice, nobility and fearlessness, but how and why, I can't say. Pedrosa is a marvellous illustrator...and a strange and compelling storyteller." Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net

Synopsis:

Can you ever escape your fate?

Three shadows stand outside the house - and Louis and Lise know why the spectral figures are there.  The shadows have come for Louis and Lises son, and nothing anyone can do will stop them.  Louis cannot let his son die without trying to prevent it, so the family embarks on a journey to the ends of the earth, fleeing death. 

Poignant and suspenseful, Three Shadows is a haunting story of love and grief, told in moving text and sweeping black and white artwork by Cyril Pedrosa.

About the Author

Cyril Pedrosa began his career in animation, working on the Disney films Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules. He has since become a rising star in a new kind of graphic storytelling, combining the influences of animation and the literary traditions of Borges, Garcia Marquez, and Tolkien to create a unique visual handwriting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596432390
Publisher:
First Second
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Translator:
Gauvin, Edward
Author:
Pedrosa, Cyril
Subject:
CGN004070
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
CGN004030
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white halftone illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.43 x 6.2 x 0.8 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Mystery and Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Science Fiction
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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Product details 272 pages First Second - English 9781596432390 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Pedrosa's intriguing, poignant fable unfolds beautifully in both words and pictures. The fluidity of the art reflects Pedrosa's roots in animation....[A] dark, well crafted tale."
"Review" by , "Pedrosa is a former Disney animator...and his command of styles is impressive, but in this melancholy, hefty black-and-white book, the well-expressed sense of grief and inevitability that come through the storyline predominate even over the art. (Grade: A-)"
"Review" by , "[A] nearly perfect graphic novel, a story where the art and words are unified in a way that happens all-too rarely....It's not only the best graphic novel I've read since at least Craig Thompson's Blankets, it's one of the best novels of any kind I've ever seen."
"Review" by , "Three Shadows is a sometimes subtle, sometimes chaotic, always beautiful book that dares to tackle every parent's deepest fear. Heartbreaking and brilliant by turns, this is required reading."
"Review" by , "This is clearly a story about love and sacrifice, nobility and fearlessness, but how and why, I can't say. Pedrosa is a marvellous illustrator...and a strange and compelling storyteller."
"Synopsis" by ,

Can you ever escape your fate?

Three shadows stand outside the house - and Louis and Lise know why the spectral figures are there.  The shadows have come for Louis and Lises son, and nothing anyone can do will stop them.  Louis cannot let his son die without trying to prevent it, so the family embarks on a journey to the ends of the earth, fleeing death. 

Poignant and suspenseful, Three Shadows is a haunting story of love and grief, told in moving text and sweeping black and white artwork by Cyril Pedrosa.

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