5,000 km Per Second

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Finalis of the prestigious Grand Prize of the 2010 Angouleme Comics Festival, 5,000 Kilometers Per Second tells -- or almost tells -- the love story between Piero and Lucia, which begins with a casual glance exchanged by teenagers across the street through a window and ends with a secon, desperate hook-up between two older, sadder one-time lovers. Executed in stunning watercolors and broken down into five chapters ( set in Italy, orway, Egypt, and Italy again), 5,000 Kilometers Per Second manages to refer to Piero and Lucia 's actual love story only obliquely, focusing instead on its first stirrings and then episodes in their life during which they are separated -- a narrative twist that makes it even more imaginative and heart-wrenching. 5,000 Kilometers Per Second is another delicate graphic-novel masterpiece from Europe.
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Published April 4th 2016 by Fantagraphics (first published July 22nd 2009
Original Title of the Book
Cinquemilla chilometri al secondo
Number of Pages
144

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This was pretty good, an Italian graphic novel about a couple 's relationship over the ourse of a couple ecades.

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This is a curiou and melancholy story about people who are unhappy on some fundamental level, the years continue to pass, and roads taken and not are not what they would seem.

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When I then proceeded to check out Manuele Fior 's art style, I was completely blown away by his exuberantly-illustrated pages, his eye for color, and his passion quite visibly oozes from the ook.

5,000 Kilometers Per Second tells -- or almost tells -- the love story between Piero and Lucia, which begins with a casual glance exchanged by teenagers across the street through a window and ends with a secon, desperate hook-up between two older, sadder one-time lovers.

Executed in stunning watercolors and broken down into five chapters ( set in Italy, Swede, Egypt, and Italy again), 5,000 Kilometers Per Second manages to refer to Piero and Lucia 's actual love story only obliquely, focusing instead on its first stirrings and then episodes in their life during which they are separated -- a narrative twist that makes it even more fascinating and heart-wrenching.What originally caught my interest from the blurb was the reaso that this collection explored the settings of Italy, orway, and Yeme.

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