Named one of the year's 20 Essential Graphic Novels by ACBD (the French Association of Comics Critics)!
"Dreams merge into reality with unnerving ease in Debeurme’s captivating sequel to Lucille... a powerfully tragic meditation on the alienating force of memory." — Publishers Weekly
"Do you love to be unsettled and shaken up by a book? Then you'll love Renée… the artist's sleek line wells up into the middle of the pure white page, unbound by boxes or balloons, and leaves no one - neither character nor reader - unstained." — Le Monde
"With detailed hatching reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch, Ludovic Debeurme crafts fantastical and poignant scenes, exploring the ordinary monstrosity of man and his anxieties… Debeurme has invented a unique poetry here, with intelligence and grace." — Les InRocks
"With tremendous graphic freedom, Debeurme depicts people who are trapped… wrapped up in the mystery of their internal drama." — Livres Hebdo
"Renée's triple-voiced narrative is beautifully constructed, and proves Debeurme's enduring talent for breaking the traditional boundaries of comics. Simply excellent." — Citrouille
"A very dark book that brilliantly depicts human misery. Many will not hesitate to rank it beside the American masters Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes." — La République
The acclaimed French cartoonist Ludovic Debeurme returns with the devastating follow-up to his prize-winning graphic novel Lucille. While Lucille moves back in with her mother and Arthur serves time in prison for murder, directionless young Renée becomes obsessed with a married jazz musician twice her age. Balancing the grotesque and the graceful, Debeurme's haunting border-less panels follow these three lost souls between dreams and reality, twining their stories together into a poignant and universal search for redemption. – A deluxe 564-page graphic novel with French flaps.
IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2016)