Body Music

By (author) Julie Maroh
Translated by David Homel


Price: $28.95 CAD $26.95 USD
ISBN: 9781551526928
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About this book

From the author of Blue Is the Warmest Color: a beautiful, bittersweet graphic novel on the complexities of love.

Julie Maroh's first book, Blue Is the Warmest Color, was a graphic novel phenomenon; it was a New York Times bestseller, and the controversial film adaptation by French director Abdellatif Kechiche won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Maroh's latest book, Body Music, marks her return to the kind of soft, warm palette and impressionistic sensibility that made her debut book so sensational.

Set in the languid, European-like neighbourhoods of Montreal, Body Music is a beautiful and moving meditation on love and desire as expressed in many different forms―between women, between men, between women and men and gender non-conformists alike, all varying in age and race. In twenty-one separate vignettes, Maroh explores the drama inherent in relationships at different stages: the electricity of initial attraction, the elation of falling in love, the trauma of breaking up, the sweet comfort of a long-standing romance.

Anyone who's ever been in a relationship will see themselves in these intimate stories tinged with raw emotion. Body Music is an exhilarating and passionate graphic novel about what it means to fall in love, and what it means to be alive.



Reviews
Body Music is a tender and soft-edged meditation on unconventional love and sex, and you’d expect no less from the creator of Blue Is the Warmest Color. Julie Maroh returns with a pulsing heat in this new collection of vignettes about romantic encounters that push and break boundaries. ―Vulture.com

What a treat to see Julie Maroh once again writing about young love! … the French artist has a knack for making it crackle ... Maroh brings fervent lyricism to each situation, vaulting the characters into flights of eloquence. ―NPR.org

Moving and modern, Body Music is a tribute to the ability of humans to care deeply for one another. ―Foreword Reviews

Body Music captivates -- in the way of Strolling or High Maintenance, two of my favourite web series -- through snippets of varied lives. ―Montreal Review of Books

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