Asterios Polyp (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

Asterios Polyp (Pantheon Graphic Novels) Author David Mazzucchelli
ISBN-10 0307377326
ISBN-13 9780307377326
Year 2009-07-07
Pages 344
Language English
Publisher Pantheon
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The triumphant return of one of comics greatest talents with an engrossing story of one mans search for love meaning sanity and perfect architectural proportions An epic story long awaited and well worth the wait Meet Asterios Polyp middle aged meagerly successful architect and teacher aesthete and womanizer whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames In a tenacious daze he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland But what is this escape really about As the story unfolds moving between the present and the past we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character and how hes gotten to where he is And isnt And we meet Hana a sweet smart first generation Japanese American artist with whom he had made a blissful life But now shes gone Did Asterios do something to drive her away What has happened to her Is she even alive All the questions will be answered eventually In the meantime we are enthralled by Mazzucchellis extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics sharply observed social mores and deftly depicted asides on everything from design theory to the nature of human perception Asterios Polyp is David Mazzucchellis masterpiece a great American graphic novel

Asterios Polyp

Asterios Polyp Author David Mazzucchelli
ISBN-10 9780307377326
Release 2009
Pages 344