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Epileptic: By David B. / Translated from the French by Kim Thompson

B., David, 1959- (Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Krum Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Denton County. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at North Texas Library Consortium. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Krum Public Library YA GN B (Text) 36249000194478 GRAPHIC NOVEL Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0375714685 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780375714689 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 361 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Amer. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in France in six volumes as L'ascension du haut-mal, by L'Association, Paris, 1996-2004. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 were or[i]ginally published in a single volume in English as Epileptic 1, by L'Association, Paris, in 2002"--T.p. verso.
Summary, etc.:
David B. spent an idyllic early childhood in a small town near Orléans, France, but the family's life changed abruptly when his big brother Jean-Christophe was struck with epilepsy at age eleven. In search of a cure, their parents dragged the family to acupuncturists and magnetic therapists, to mediums and macrobiotic communes, but every new cure ended in disappointment. Angry at his brother for "abandoning" him and at all the quacks who offered them false hope, the author learned to cope by drawing fantastically elaborate battle scenes, creating images that provide a window into his interior life, as well as reliving his grandfathers' experiences in both World Wars through flashbacks. An honest and horrifying portrait of the disease and of the pain and fear it sowed in the family, this graphic autobiography is also a moving depiction of one family's intricate history.--From publisher description.
Language Note:
Translated into English from the original French.
Subject: B., David, 1959-
Beauchard family.
Medicine  > Comic books, strips, etc. 
Cartoonists  > France  > Biography  > Comic books, strips, etc. 
Epileptics  > Comic books, strips, etc. 
Epilepsy  > Comic books, strips, etc. 
Sibling Relations. 
Genre: Biography. 
Nonfiction Graphic novels. 
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.

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