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Author B., David, 1959- author, artist.

Title Epileptic / David B.

Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC B, DAVID    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL B., D.    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Basement Materials  GRAPHIC NOVEL B.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Department  GN 616.853 B    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library – Adult Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL B.    Check Shelf
Edition First American paperback edition.
Description 362 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Note "Originally published in France in six volumes as L'ascension du haut-mal, by L'Association, Paris, 1996-2004. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 were or[i]ginally published in a single volume in English as Epileptic 1, by L'Association, Paris, in 2002"--Title page verso.
Summary David B. spent an idyllic early childhood in a small town near Orléans, France, but the family's life changed abruptly when his big brother Jean-Christophe was struck with epilepsy at age eleven. In search of a cure, their parents dragged the family to acupuncturists and magnetic therapists, to mediums and macrobiotic communes, but every new cure ended in disappointment. Angry at his brother for "abandoning" him and at all the quacks who offered them false hope, the author learned to cope by drawing fantastically elaborate battle scenes, creating images that provide a window into his interior life, as well as reliving his grandfathers' experiences in both World Wars through flashbacks. An honest and horrifying portrait of the disease and of the pain and fear it sowed in the family, this graphic autobiography is also a moving depiction of one family's intricate history--From publisher description.
Subject B., David, 1959- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Epileptics -- Family relationships -- France -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Epilepsy -- Alternative treatment -- France -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Cartoons and comics
B., David, 1959-
Family Relations.
Complementary Therapies.
B., David, 1959- (OCoLC)fst01923564
Epilepsy -- Alternative treatment. (OCoLC)fst00914184
Epileptics -- Family relationships. (OCoLC)fst00914228
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst00946656
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre/Form Cartoons.
Autobiographical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921583
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Added Author Thompson, Kim, 1956-2013, translator.
Added Title Ascension du haut-mal. Tome 1-3. English
Other Form: Online version: B., David, 1959- Ascension du haut-mal. Tome 1-3. English. Epileptic. 1st Amer. ed. New York : Pantheon Books, ©2005 (OCoLC)607411670
ISBN 0375423184
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