The Tenderness of Stones

Marion Fayolle (Author) Geoffrey Brock (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$32.95
Publisher
New York Review Comics
Publish Date
September 03, 2019
Pages
144
Dimensions
9.7 X 10.8 X 0.8 inches | 2.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781681372983

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About the Author

Marion Fayolle grew up in the Ardèche region of France and graduated from the Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts in 2011. While at school, she founded the comics and illustration magazine Nyctalope with Matthias Malingrey and Simon Roussin. She is the author of six books, including In Pieces (published in English in 2013), Les amours suspendues, and The Tenderness of Stones. She has also made illustrations for various publications, including The New York Times. She lives in France.

Geoffrey Brock
is the author of two collections of poems, the editor of The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, and the translator of books by Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Roberto Calasso, and others. His translation of Pinocchio appears in both the NYRB Classics series and the New York Review Children's Collection. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Translation at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Reviews

"Fayolle's picture book panels teem with emotive hatching and cross-hatching, and wordless sequences swell with pathos, perched over cursive lettering by Dean Sudarsky, much like an illustrated, fantastical diary. Fayolle's visual storytelling makes a profound statement about how people attempt to understand and respond to the process of watching a loved one being eroded and to accepting their mortality." --Publishers Weekly

"Fayolle has brilliantly captured the stages of caring for a dying loved one and the confusion of emotions that accompany the process. Her memoir is a profound work of beauty and understanding as it narrates and depicts the process of illness and mourning. It calls out to be read again and again." --Rita D. Jacobs, World Literature Today