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The Resource Hostage, Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher

Hostage, Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher

Label
Hostage
Title
Hostage
Statement of responsibility
Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) recounts André's harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man's determination in the face of a hopeless situation. Marking a departure from the author's celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted colour washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection, August 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delisle, Guy
Dewey number
364.15/4092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
HV6604 .C282
LC item number
A5313 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dascher, Helge
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • André, Christophe
  • André, Christophe
  • Andre, Christophe (Health services administrator)
  • Health services administrators
  • Hostages
  • Hostages
  • Kidnapping
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Health services administrators
  • Hostages
  • Hostages
  • Kidnapping
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Kidnapping victims
  • France
  • Caucasus
Label
Hostage, Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: S'enfuir
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn959691801
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781770462793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959691801
Label
Hostage, Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher
Publication
Note
Translation of: S'enfuir
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn959691801
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781770462793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959691801

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