The Resource Hostage, Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher

Hostage, Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher

Label
Hostage
Title
Hostage
Statement of responsibility
Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) recounts André's harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man's determination in the face of a hopeless situation. Marking a departure from the author's celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted colour washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments."--Provided by publisher
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Hostage
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Summary
Recounts, in graphic novel format, the harrowing story of Christophe Andre, an administer with Doctors without Borders who was kidnapped and held by armed men while working in the Caucasus region
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Illustration line
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567920
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
  • 364.154092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Guy Delisle
Label
Hostage, Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher
Publication
Note
Translation of: S'enfuir
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
sky2ocm86935334
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781770462793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations, maps

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