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Description - Blue Pills by Frederik Peeters

Young and highly acclaimed Swiss comics artist Frederik Peeters makes his UK debut with BLUE PILLS, an intimate, poetic and accessible black-and-white graphic memoir very much in the tradition of works by Marjane Satrapi, Craig Thompson and Alison Bechdel. A deeply moving and universal love story about how we face, and overcome, adversity in our everyday lives told through the story of Peeters' relationship with his girlfriend, Cati, and her three-year-old son, both of whom are HIV positive BLUE PILLS is sure to capture the attention of those memoir fans and comics readers hungry for the next great new work in this emerging genre. BLUE PILLS explores a daunting and difficult subject in a way that is refreshingly honest, moving and revelatory. Peeters, while writing specifically about HIV, has also given us a nuanced and deeply personal story that will resonate with anyone who is intimately acquainted with any kind of illness and all of us who have chosen to love in the face of challenges.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224082396
ISBN-10: 0224082396
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frederik Peeters

Frederik Peeters was born in 1974 and lives in Geneva, where he's an established comics artist. BLUE PILLS, which has sold in a number of languages (including Polish and Korean) and been nominated for several prestigious comic book awards, is his most well-known book, and the first to be translated into English. It has sold over 20,000 copies in its original French.

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