The Insurrection

Alicja is in love with Edward, Krystyna is getting married... Everything would be just perfect if this wasn't 1944 and Warsaw, one year after the destruction of the Jewish ghetto. The War is about to end, though nobody knows that yet, and in a few weeks, a few months at the most, the Polish resistance will be crushed by the Nazis as the Russian army stands back and watches.It was with ?Marzi', an autobiographical series set in Poland before the fall of the Berlin Wall, that Marzena Sowa achieved international success. Telling her own story, in French, her adopted language, she gives her writing a unique quality which is always rare among graphic novelists.In this latest novel, to be published as part of the Aire Libre collection, she returns to her country's history and the tragic events surrounding the end of the War, events that opened the door to Soviet rule. This war-ravaged Poland is brought to life by artist Krzyzstof Gawronkiewicz, better known as Gawron, who gives it an astonishing visual power that at once applies realism to background elements, expressionism to the foreground and sensitivity to its portrayal of emotions.
Collection : Aire Libre
Genre : Genre : Roman graphique / Historique
Age of readers : Teen-adult
State : En cours