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The Resource The book of hope, by Tommi Musturi ; translated by Pauliina Haasjoki

The book of hope, by Tommi Musturi ; translated by Pauliina Haasjoki

Label
The book of hope
Title
The book of hope
Statement of responsibility
by Tommi Musturi ; translated by Pauliina Haasjoki
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fin
  • eng
Summary
In a way that only the medium of comics can, The Book of Hope slows the reader down to the rhythms of the silent life of a retired couple living in a rural countryside. Behind the static, routine moments of everyday life something bigger takes shape. A flash of encroaching death starts to consume the husband, leading to visions and questions. This graphic novel from cartoonist Tommi Musturi is a thoughtful exploration of the human condition, and the series of mostly quotidian moments that make up most of our lives. The strong presence of silence and nature reflect the arctic exotica of Musturi's native Finland, but with a relatability, eloquence, and economy that will remind American readers of Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan. The Book of Hope is a humane book filled with timeless humor and life itself
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Summary
In a way that only the medium of comics can, The Book of Hope slows the reader down to the rhythms of the silent life of a retired couple living in a rural countryside. Behind the static, routine moments of everyday life something bigger takes shape. A flash of encroaching death starts to consume the husband, leading to visions and questions. This graphic novel from cartoonist Tommi Musturi is a thoughtful exploration of the human condition, and the series of mostly quotidian moments that make up most ofour lives. The strong presence of silence and nature reflect the arctic exotica of Musturi's native Finland, but with a relatability, eloquence, and economy that will remind American readers of Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan. The Book of Hope is a humane book filled with timeless humor and life itself
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10484102
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Musturi, Tommi
Dewey number
741.5/94897
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Haasjoki, Pauliina
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Middle age
  • Human behavior
  • Middle-aged couples
  • Rural life
  • Change
  • Aging
  • Finland
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of hope, by Tommi Musturi ; translated by Pauliina Haasjoki
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn904036747
Dimensions
18 x 24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781606998779
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904036747
Label
The book of hope, by Tommi Musturi ; translated by Pauliina Haasjoki
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn904036747
Dimensions
18 x 24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781606998779
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904036747

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