Blackbird Days

Blackbird Days

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Overview

Fior showcases his versatility and mastery of the form in this collection of short literary comics fiction.


In this collection, two giant robots battle it out in a European metropolis; an engineer is asked to inspect something unusual at a marble quarry; a recently relocated father loses his young son in Berlin’s Tempelhof Park; the painter Arnold Böcklin takes a trip before he paints his famous masterpiece, The Island of Death; and, an immigrant grandmother tells the story of how she escaped war in Indochina. Blackbird Days is rounded out with an autobiographical snapshot of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, Fior’s home.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683960836
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

MANUELE FIOR was born in Cesena (Italy) in 1975 and currently lives in Paris. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Le Monde, and La Republica. He was nominated for an LA Book Prize.

Jamie Richards is an Italian-to-English translator from Southern California currently based in Milan, Italy. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa.

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