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Exquisite Corpse

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Zoe isn't exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn't recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment...and into his life. It's also why she doesn't know that Rocher is supposed to be dead. Turns out, Rocher faked his death years ago to escape his critics, and has been making a killing releasing his new work as "lost manuscripts," in cahoots with his editor/ex-wife Agathe. Neither of them would have invited a crass party girl like Zoe into their literary conspiracy of two, but now that she's there anyway...well, as it turns out, both Thomas and Agathe think Zoe is awfully cute. Zoe doesn't know Balzac from Batman, but she's going to have to wise up fast...because she's sitting on the literary scandal of the century!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 216 x 15mm | 408.23g
  • FIRST SECOND
  • New Milford, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations throughout
  • 1626720827
  • 9781626720824
  • 512,435

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Penelope Bagieu has mastered a magic trick, and it is this: Somehow, even as she suspends our disbelief, she can turn paper into flesh. And ink becomes lifeblood...her characters not only breathe and pulsate with vivid life. They also seem entirely, organically authentic in their own skin. --The Washington Post

Funny and subversive, this sexy tale of a pompous and reclusive author, his ex-lover and agent and the young woman who pierces this closed circle (and completes the triangle) is beautifully told by Bagieu, a major talent and bestselling author in her native France. --The Miami Herald

Bagieu crafts a fiendishly unexpected denouement that combines feminist politics with a generous affection for her heroine. --NPR

Wonderful . . . her cartooning style is a sheer delight. --Mental Floss

A funny and fresh exploration of authorship and a writer's relationship to fame...utterly charming.--Publishers Weekly
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About Pénélope Bagieu

Penelope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982, to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows. Exquisite Corpse is her first graphic novel to be published in the United States.
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Rating details

3,593 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 21% (751)
4 34% (1,226)
3 33% (1,193)
2 9% (315)
1 3% (108)
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