In our previous post we promised we’d reveal a new, upcoming title each day of the week. Today we’re sharing:
5000 KILOMETERS PER SECOND
Winner of the prestigious Grand Prize at both the 2010 Angoulême Comics Festival in France and the 2010 Lucca Comics Festival in Italy, 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 last, desperate hook-up between two older, sadder one-time lovers. Executed in stunning watercolors and broken down into five chapters (set in Italy, Norway, 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 poignant and heart-wrenching. 5,000 Kilometers Per Second is one of the most delicate graphic-novel masterpieces of the past decade, and certain to delight American readers.
5,000 Kilometers Per Second will be released in April of 2016 and will be available for pre-sale closer to the publication date.
144 pages, Full color, 6 1⁄2” x 9 1⁄4”