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Winner of the "book of the year" award in Frankfurt Bookfair 2003

Winner of the Coccobill award as best author 2003 (Milano comics festival Cartoomics)

Winner of the special award A.N.A.F.I. 2003 (Associazione Nazionale Amici Fumetto Italiano)

Winner of grand prix in Romics comic festival (Rome 2003)

Nominated for the best volume 2003 in Angouleme Comics festival

Nominated as best artist 2003 in Naples Comics Festival (Comicon)

Nominated as best artist 2003 in Milano Comics Festival (Cartoomics)

A romanzo straight from the Italian streets where the melancholy dreams of Mafiosi become nightmares.

A young hired hitman with a handsome new revolver by his side lies dying in the gray and narrow streets of Naples. His father gave him that gun for his birthday. The gun never fired a shot and now the thief that stole a life has snatched that shining weapon.

Peppino Lo Cicero spent his life taking orders from the great dons of Napoli. When his son Nino is killed he puts down the fishing rods of his retirement and picks up his old pistols, looking for revenge. Shots ring out over Peppi’s gray head once again as he searches for his son’s murderers and the beautiful black revolver he gave to Nino on the last night of his life.

The fabric of their lives has always been shot through with violence but as Peppino clings to his quest for vengeance he reconsiders that which has always been precious to him. Spare, romantic and slightly surreal, it is truly a terrible thing for a father to have to bury his son.

Synopsis:

A romanzo straight from the Italian streets where the melancholy dreams of Mafiosi become nightmares.

Synopsis:

A romanzo from Italian streets, where the melancholy dreams of Mafiosi become nightmares. A hitman lies dying in the gray and narrow streets of Naples, a handsome new revolver by his side. Nino's father gave him that gun for his birthday. It never fired a shot. Peppino spent his life taking orders from the bosses and dodging bullets. An old man, it takes a divine intervention to save his life one more time. Peppino has lost his son, but not his faith. He puts down the fishing rods of his retirement and picks up his old pistols, looking for revenge. Shots ring out over Peppi's gray head once again as he searches for his son's murderers and the shining black gun he gave to Nino on the last night of his life. Spare, romantic, and surreal, 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER brings Italian magic realism to graphic novels in a story about heroes, families, and faith. A hit in Europe, over 17,000 copies sold in European editions in just four months!

About the Author

For over twenty years gritty, glamorous illustrations and stories have issued from the pen and ink of Italian writer/artist Igor Tuveri, well known to the European comics community as Igort. He lives today in Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781896597683
Publisher:
Drawn and Quarterly
Location:
Montrâeal
Author:
Igort
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mafia
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
CGN006000
Series Volume:
no. 46
Publication Date:
20030915
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two Color Illustrations Throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11.65x8.70x.68 in. 1.64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A romanzo straight from the Italian streets where the melancholy dreams of Mafiosi become nightmares.
"Synopsis" by , A romanzo from Italian streets, where the melancholy dreams of Mafiosi become nightmares. A hitman lies dying in the gray and narrow streets of Naples, a handsome new revolver by his side. Nino's father gave him that gun for his birthday. It never fired a shot. Peppino spent his life taking orders from the bosses and dodging bullets. An old man, it takes a divine intervention to save his life one more time. Peppino has lost his son, but not his faith. He puts down the fishing rods of his retirement and picks up his old pistols, looking for revenge. Shots ring out over Peppi's gray head once again as he searches for his son's murderers and the shining black gun he gave to Nino on the last night of his life. Spare, romantic, and surreal, 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER brings Italian magic realism to graphic novels in a story about heroes, families, and faith. A hit in Europe, over 17,000 copies sold in European editions in just four months!
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