New York Mon Amour

New York Mon Amour

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WW Norton
Many years ago, Jacques Tardi was introduced to American audiences with"Manhattan," a grim and grimy story of depression, madness and suicide in NewYork City. Three decades later, New York Mon Amour collects "Manhattan" andthree other tales of the Big Apple spectacular collection is this rendered byTardi with just as much panache and you-are-there detail as his reworks set inParis or the trenches of World War I. Aside from "Manhattan," the centerpiece ofthe book is the graphic novel "Cockroach Killer," written by Benjamin Legrand.This violent, surreal conspiracy thriller, starring a hapless exterminator namedWalter, remains one of the cartoonist's most startling, confounding works. Thevolume is rounded out with two short tales, both written by Dominique Grange:"So Hard" (starring John Lennon - but not that John Lennon), and "The Killing ofHung" (a story of revenge and redemption).


Baker & Taylor
Four dark stories center around depressed and disgruntled characters living in New York City in the early 1980s.

Norton Pub
A quartet of big-apple-centric stories by Tardi including "Cockroach Killer" and "Manhattan."
Many years ago, Jacques Tardi was introduced to American audiences with “Manhattan,” a grim and grimy story of depression, madness and suicide in New York City whose appearance in the premiere issue of RAW magazine was instrumental in defining both that magazine’s virtuoso aesthetic and its dark sensibility. Three decades later, New York Mon Amour collects “Manhattan”and three other tales of the Big Apple — rendered by Tardi with just as much panache and you-are-there detail as Paris or the trenches of World War I in his other books — in one spectacular volume.Aside from “Manhattan,” the centerpiece of the book is the graphicnovel “Cockroach Killer,” written by Benjamin Legrand. This violent,surreal conspiracy thriller, starring a hapless exterminator namedWalter, features a striking two-color black-and-red technique uniquein Tardi’s oeuvre, and remains one of the cartoonist’s most startling,confounding works. New York Mon Amour is rounded off with two shortstories written by Dominique Grange: “It’s So Hard” (starring JohnLennon — but not that John Lennon — and never before published inEnglish) and “The Killing of Hung” (a story of revenge andredemption).New York Mon Amour is a crucial and unique addition to Fantagraphics’ acclaimed Tardi collection.

Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 82 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
ISBN: 9781606995242
1606995243
Branch Call Number: Tard

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Sep 14, 2017

Certainly not a love story. I wonder what connection the author has with the city. Noir comic book stories.

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