Mikel

Mark Bellido (Author) Judith Vanistendael (Illustrator)
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Description

A powerful, provocative, and politically charged fictionalized memoir

Mikel lives with his wife and two children in Costur, an idyllic Spanish town surrounded by hills. He has a job selling candy, but Mikel is a dreamer, not a businessman, and money is tight. What's more, the ordinariness of smalltown life is preventing him from fulfilling a life-long dream: to become a writer.

Seeking both drama and financial security, Mikel takes a job as a bodyguard. His family is soon uprooted to the Basque Country, where Mikel is charged with protecting politicians from the armed separatist group ETA. It is a job that provides drama worthy of the page--but only at the cost of fear, uncertainty, and family breakdown.

In Mikel, author Mark Bellido draws on his own experiences to create a powerful and provocative story about a man who risks everything in the pursuit of a dream.

Product Details

Price
$34.99  $32.19
Publisher
Selfmadehero
Publish Date
October 15, 2019
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.9 X 1.3 X 10.0 inches | 2.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781910593707
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About the Author

Mark Bellido is a Belgian novelist and graphic novel writer. He spent four years protecting Basque politicians from ETA. Judith Vanistendael is a Belgian comics artist. Her books include When David Lost His Voice and Dance by the Light of the Moon.

Reviews

"Miguel might be a hired gun, but his story finds the heart behind the hardware."--Publishers Weekly
"Belgian artist Vanistenpael's art captures the world of Mikel evocatively."--The Beat