Blood Song: A Silent Ballad SC

by Eric Drooker An inspiring story told in pictures, of three generations unified by hope, promise, and a belief in creative expression. From American Book Award winner Eric Drooker, this is a story for the ages, beginning with the agrarian past, through the industrial present, and into the technological future. A young woman bravely escapes a military assault on her island village, journeying across the ocean to survive, unknowingly, in the Big City. There she meets and falls in love with a saxophone player, who makes heartfelt music. The police find and silence him, confiscating his sax and warning him not to make music again as it's strictly forbidden in the Big City. When the street musician continues to make music with his voice, the police soon find him and imprison him, making the future uncertain for the talented performer and the brave woman who loves him. Blood Song transcends the boundaries or conventional novels -- a wordless tale in the ancient language of pictures. Introduction by Joe Sacco. MATURE READERS SC, 6x9, 304pg, FC

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Blood Song: A Silent Ballad SC