Blood Song

Blood Song : A Silent Ballad / Eric Drooker ; Introduction by Joe Sacco.

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From American Book Award winner Eric Drooker, this is a story for the ages, beginning with the agrarian past, through the industrial present, and into the technological future.
A young woman bravely escapes a military assault on her island village, journeying across the ocean to arrive, unknowingly, in the Big City. There she meets and falls in love with a saxophone player, who makes heartfelt music. The police find and silence him, confiscating his saxophone and warning him not to make music again as it's strictly forbidden in the Big City. When the street musician continues to make music with his voice the police soon find and imprison him, making the future uncertain for the talented performer and the brave woman who loves him.
Blood Song transcends the boundaries of conventional novels--a wordless tale written in the ancient language of pictures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 158 x 239.8 x 18.5mm | 671.33g
  • Australia
  • English
  • chiefly illustrations (some colour)
  • 015600884X
  • 9780156008846

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PRAISE FOR "FLOOD!: A NOVEL IN PICTURES"

"A brilliantly colorful, almost Blakean lyricism suffuses Drooker's . . . post-apocolyptic visions of urban bleakness."--"The New Yorker"

"Drooker's old Poe hallucinations of beauteous deathly reality transcend political hang ups and fix our present American dreams."--Allen Ginsberg PRAISE FOR "FLOOD!: A NOVEL IN PICTURES"
"A brilliantly colorful, almost Blakean lyricism suffuses Drooker's . . . post-apocolyptic visions of urban bleakness."--"The New Yorker"
"Drooker's old Poe hallucinations of beauteous deathly reality transcend political hang ups and fix our present American dreams."--Allen Ginsberg
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446 ratings
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4 37% (165)
3 26% (117)
2 6% (28)
1 0% (2)
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