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Cardboard Valise

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ISBN-10: 0375421149

ISBN-13: 9780375421143

Edition: 2011

Authors: Ben Katchor

List price: $29.00
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Ben Katchor ("The creator of the last great American comic strip."-Michael Chabon) gives us his first book in more than ten years: the story of the fantastical nation of Outer Canthus and the three people who, in some way or another, inshy;habit its shores. Emile Delilah is a young xenophile (lover of foreign nations) so addicted to traveling to the exotic regions of Outer Canthus that the government pays him a monthly stipend just so he can continue his visits. Livshy;ing in the same tenement as Emile are Boreal Rince, the exiled king of Outer Canthus, and Elijah Salamis, a supranationalist determined to erase the cultural and geographic boundaries that separate the citizens of the Earth. Although they rarely meet, their lives inshy;tertwine through the elaborate fictions they construct and inhabit: a vast panorama of humane hamburger stands, exquisitely ethereal ethnic restaurants, ancient restroom ruins, and wild tracts of land that fit neatly next to high-rise hotels.The Cardboard Valiseis a graphic novel as travelogue; a canvas of semi-surrealism; and a poetic, whimsical, beguiling work of Ben Katchorrs"s dazzling imagination.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.78" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English