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Stigmata

Mattotti, Lorenzo (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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He lives day to day and hand to mouth, this shambling lug of a man, wrestling with his demons, picking up work where he can, and drinking himself into oblivion. Until one day his palms begin to bleed... These newfound stigmata lose him his job, and he ends up as part of a traveling carnival, where he even finds love. But his past catches up with him - violently so. Has he lost his last chance at redemption? This stunning graphic novel, executed in a mad, expressionistic swirl of black lines, is the result of a unique collaboration between the preeminent Italian cartoonist/graphist Lorenzo Mattotti (Fires, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and the award-winning Italian screenwriter Claudio Piersanti.
Authors: Mattotti, Lorenzo, 1954-
Title: Stigmata
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2010
Characteristics: 190 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lorenzo Mattotti & Claudio Piersanti
Additional Contributors: Piersanti, Claudio
ISBN: 1606994093
9781606994092
Branch Call Number: GN MATTOTTI 2010
Other Language: Translated from the Italian
Subject Headings: Stigmatization Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Stigmatization
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Although this list is titled 'The Beautiful Words,' I had to include this sumptuous graphic novel from Mattotti and writer Claudio Piersanti. The neo-realist story of a struggling drunk who exhibits stigmata wounds, looks for love, and joins a carnival. Highly recommended.


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