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Five Wounds: An Illuminated Novel

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Inspired by Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Uncanny X-Men, this surreal, darkly beautiful, and unsettling graphic novel about five wounded orphans is by turns hilarious and horrific, grotesque and tender

On an unnaturally dark night, an unnaturally black dog took a baby from its cradle. Behave, child, or the same might happen to you!

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Hardcover, 178 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Allen & Unwin (first published May 2010)
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Joshua Donellan
Dec 15, 2014 Joshua Donellan rated it liked it
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This was a profoundly fascinating piece of work, but not an easy read by any means. Visually it is inventive and captivating, simultaneously old and new. The story content is interesting but quite hard to follow and incredibly dark. I tend to enjoy fairly morbid territory in literature but this was a little to grim even for my tastes. However, if you enjoy particularly macabre writing then this might become one of your favourites.

Definitely worth the cover price just to see what the creators hav
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Dee
Oct 12, 2011 Dee rated it liked it
Not entirely pleasant, but undeniably beautiful. This is a visually magnificent piece of work. Everything about its production only serves to enhance the story itself, which is both unflinching and humble, elegant and crude, outright and delicate. Short, pithy, redolent - like a woodcut carving in words, showing more than the simple lines. And like most woodcuts, the subject is something I'm not entirely sure I wanted to spend that long and that much art upon, but its power cannot be denied.
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