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Epileptic, David B

Label
Epileptic
Title
Epileptic
Statement of responsibility
David B
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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
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Summary
A personal memoir told in the form of a graphic novel chronicles the author's experiences growing up with an older brother suddenly afflicted with epilepsy and the effects of the disease on the family, and the roots of his career as a cartoonist
Tone
Illustration
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130824
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
B., David
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • UG
  • UG
LC call number
PN6747
LC item number
.B2213 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
  • 4.2
  • 4.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • B., David
  • Beauchard family
  • B., David
  • B., David
  • B., David
  • Cartoonists
  • Epileptics
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Epileptics
  • Graphic novels
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Epileptic, David B
Instantiates
Publication
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
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
ocm55939442
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Amer. ed.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780375714689
Lccn
2004053419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55939442
Label
Epileptic, David B
Publication
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
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
ocm55939442
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Amer. ed.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780375714689
Lccn
2004053419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55939442

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