Hostage


Hostage Author Guy Delisle
ISBN-10 1770462791
ISBN-13 9781770462793
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 436
Language English
Publisher Drawn and Quarterly
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How does one survive when all hope is lost In the middle of the night in 1997 Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andr was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region For three months Andr 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 Andrs harrowing experience in Hostage a book that attests to the power of one mans determination in the face of a hopeless situation Marking a departure from the authors 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 color 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

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