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Melody: Such a Pretty Girl
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201803
  • Antal sidor: 112
  • ISBN10:1770463119
  • ISBN13:9781770463110

Melody: Such a Pretty Girl

(Häftad)
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A deeply affecting reflection on the struggle to survive and thrive while growing up poor in rural Quebec

Autobiographical comics pioneer Sylvie Rancourt turns her attention to recreating the first three years of her life, from September 1959 to 1963. Formative incidents and memorable moments unfold against a backdrop of austere rural life under the powerful grip of religion. Covering the years before her parent's separation, Rancourt shows the traditional family structure portion of her childhood through the eyes of Melody, her fictional stand-in. Though firmly routed in time and space, these details become incidental as family chaos, confusion, and the cruelty of situation take hold, creating a portrait of grief and destruction.

In her previous book, Melody: Story of a nude dancer, Sylvie's fair, human gaze adds sweetness to the story; here, the effect is different: that fairness has her trying to make sense of both sides of a family in which people are trying to do the right thing but don't quite have the support and the judgement to make a go of it. At the root of this destruction, lies religion and its misuse, and the secrets spun to protect one's faith.

Prior to foster homes, reform schools, biker gangs, petty crime, and her ultimate ten-year career as a nude dancer in Montreal clubs, a period during which she began to create her acclaimed Melody comics, this is where it all began.

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