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Preview of ‘West Coast Blues’ GN

From Fantagraphics Books

Published: 08/14/2009, Last Updated: 11/30/1999 12:00am

West Coast Blues
Fantagraphics Books

Street Date: September/October, 2009

Cover Price: $18.99

Author/Artist: Drawn by Jacques Tardi, based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette Format: 80 pgs.; 7.5" x 10.5"; Trade Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-60699-295-1

 

A savage noir thriller reuniting a superlative French cartoonist with a master crime novelist.  An aimless young executive and desultory family man witnesses a murder and gets sucked into a spiral of violence involving an exiled war criminal and two hitmen.  "Tardi brings a rough and gritty reality and an existential strangeness that makes his crime stories different than anyone else's." - Ed Brubaker (Criminal); "To put it simply, this s*** kicks ass." - Howard Chaykin

 

Description of excerpt: The two killers close in on our protagonist as he grudgingly takes his family to the seaside.

 

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