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White Rapids by Pascal Blanchet
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Dec 06, 10

bookshelves: 2010, graphic-novels
Read in December, 2010

White Rapids tells the story of the rise and fall of a small Canadian company town. Founded in 1928 as a community for workers at the nearby dam and power plant, White Rapids provided a slice of middle class life for Quebecois until the town was shut down under the government plan to automate the plant. The story was on the thin side but the highlight of the novel was the art deco/50s modernist style of the illustrations. I really liked the brown/orange/gray color scheme, the stylized people (especially the tiny feet) and the monumental buildings/industry. I would recommend this for people interested in graphic novels but not interested in superhero or tortured adolescent stories.
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