Ludovic Debeurme returns with RENÉE!
February 16, 2016
It's here! Following his award-winning graphic novel Lucille, Ludovic Debeurme's Renée is in stores now and ready to break your heart. In a remarkable development, Debeurme balances the elegant minimalism of Lucille with stunningly detailed dreams and grotesque visions. See why Renée is being called "powerful and crushingly beautiful... Read it and be haunted."
Renee by Ludovic Debeurme
Softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 544 pages
ISBN 978-1-60309-304-0 • Diamond order code: NOV150469
Named one of the year's 20 Essential Graphic Novels by ACBD (the French Association of Comics Critics)!
"Do you love to be unsettled and shaken up by a book? Then you'll love Renée." — Le Monde
"With detailed hatching reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch, Ludovic Debeurme crafts fantastical and poignant scenes… Debeurme has invented a unique poetry here, with intelligence and grace." — Les InRocks
"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.
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