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    The library / Chihoi.
    by Chihoi, 1977- artist, author, translator.
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    Greenwich, Nova Scotia : Conundrum Press, 2013.
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  • Chihoi, 1977- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
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  • Artists -- China -- Hong Kong -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
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  • Young men -- China -- Hong Kong -- Conduct of life -- Comic books, strips, etc.
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  • Hong Kong (China) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
  • ISBN: 
    9781894994729 (hc.)
    1894994728 (hc.)
    Description: 
    184 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm.
    Edition: 
    1st ed.
    Contents: 
    Introduction -- Summer -- Father -- Sorry -- Canine -- Sea -- I'm with my saint -- The library -- Borrowed Books.
    Content Notes: 
    Some stories previously published in Chinese, French or Italian.
    Additional Author: 
    Dascher, Helge, 1965- translator.
    Gasser, Christian, 1963- author of introduction.
    Brown, Andrew George, 1968- editor.
    Summary: 
    "To debut our new Conundrum International Imprint we have chosen the stories of Chihoi, a young Hong Kong artist, who has had books published in Chinese, Italian and French. The Library is the first English edition of his work.Reading the short stories included in this volume is like reading someone else's dreams. "The Library" or "Father" reminds one of Kafka; "I'm with my Saint" feels Gauginesque. All the stories feel like smudged emotions, they speak to regular hurt and deprivation, strength in silence and loneliness in numbers. Questions are asked without question marks and are left unanswered even as the stories end. The Library is book of beautiful pencil lines, written to illustrate the tales we know in our heart but have never witnessed. Chihoi is a poet of the quotidian, of life's minutia, of little gestures, of silences. He is also the poet of the invisible, invoking the spirit of a dead person or a lost love, and rendering him/her real. He offers us his stories with a little melancholy at the corner of his smile and he illuminates them with a warm spark. He imbues them with a rhythm, like a conversation, by the pauses. His stories are more complicated than they appear, they are open and complex and full of little contradictions and they resonate long after we turn the last page. They are like the calm after a storm, when the wind finally dies down and the landscape is revealed anew." -- From the publisher.
    Language Notes: 
    Text in English; 7 stories translated from Chinese, French or Italian.
    Genre: 
    Graphic novels.
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