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The Resource The strange, J?r?me Ruillier ; translated by Helge Dascher

The strange, J?r?me Ruillier ; translated by Helge Dascher

Label
The strange
Title
The strange
Statement of responsibility
J?r?me Ruillier ; translated by Helge Dascher
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of one undocumented immigrant's journey, told by the people who employ him, feed him, and report on him. The Strange follows an unnamed, undocumented immigrant who tries to forge a new life in a Western country where he doesn't speak the language. The story is deftly told through myriad viewpoints, as each narrator recounts a situation in which they crossed paths with the newly arrived foreigner. Many of the people he meets are suspicious of his unfamiliar background, or of the unusual language they do not understand. By employing this third-person narrative structure, J?r?me Ruillier masterfully portrays the complex plight of immigrants and the vulnerability of being undocumented. The Strange shows one person's struggle to adapt while dealing with the often brutal and unforgiving attitudes of the employers, neighbors, and strangers who populate this new land. Ruillier employs a bold visual approach of colored pencil drawings complemented by a stark, limited palette of red, orange, and green backgrounds. Its beautiful simplicity represents the almost childlike hope and promise that is often associated with new beginnings. But as he implicitly suggests, it's a promise that can shatter at a moment's notice when the threat of being deported is a daily and terrifying reality
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruillier, J?r?me
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 16-19
  • Adult
Intended audience source
  • Brodart
  • Brodart
LC call number
PN6747.R845
LC item number
S77 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Xenophobia
  • Xenophobia
  • Graphic novels
  • COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The strange, J?r?me Ruillier ; translated by Helge Dascher
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781770463172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1040034052
  • (OCoLC)on1040034052
  • 2710798
Label
The strange, J?r?me Ruillier ; translated by Helge Dascher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781770463172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1040034052
  • (OCoLC)on1040034052
  • 2710798

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