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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Salamandra Publicacions Y Edicions
Publication date November 13, 2014
Pages 344
Binding Hardcover
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9788416131112
ISBN-10 8416131112
Dimensions 1.25 by 8 by 10.25 in.
Weight 2.56 lbs.
Original list price $32.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The triumphant return of one of comics greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one mans search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait. Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames. In a tenacious daze, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this escape really about? As the story unfolds, moving between the present and the past, we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character, and how hes gotten to where he is. And isnt. And we meet Hana: a sweet, smart, first-generation Japanese American artist with whom he had made a blissful life. But now shes gone. Did Asterios do something to drive her away? What has happened to her? Is she even alive? All the questions will be answered, eventually. In the meantime, we are enthralled by Mazzucchellis extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics, sharply observed social mores, and deftly depicted asides on everything from design theory to the nature of human perception.

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With Esther Cruz Santaella (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Salamandra Publicacions Y Edicions (November 13, 2014)
9788416131112 | details & prices | 344 pages | 8.00 × 10.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.56 lbs | List price $32.95
About: The triumphant return of one of comics greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one mans search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions.
from Pantheon Books (July 7, 2009)
9780307377326 | details & prices | 320 pages | 8.00 × 10.75 × 1.25 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $35.00

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