Ruins

Ruins

by Peter Kuper

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Overview

Ruins by Peter Kuper

Winner of the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album

Selected as an ALA Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2016


Samantha and George are a couple heading towards a sabbatical year in the quaint Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, it is the opportunity to revisit her past. For George, it is an unsettling step into the unknown. For both of them, it will be a collision course with political and personal events that will alter their paths and the town of Oaxaca forever.

In tandem, the remarkable and arduous journey that a Monarch butterfly endures on its annual migration from Canada to Mexico is woven into Ruins. This creates a parallel picture of the challenges of survival in our ever-changing world.

Ruins explores the shadows and light of Mexico through its past and present as encountered by an array of characters. The real and surreal intermingle to paint an unforgettable portrait of life south of the Rio Grande.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906838980
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 1,058,482
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Peter Kuper has created over a dozen graphic novels, including The System, Sticks and Stones, and an adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. He is co-founder of the political graphics magazine World War 3 Illustrated and since 1997 has written and drawn "Spy Vs Spy" for MAD Magazine. He has been teaching comics courses for over 25 years in New York City and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

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