Exit Wounds

Exit Wounds

Comic Book - 2007
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Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, a young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father's death, he finds himself piecing together not only the last few months of his father's life but his entire identity. With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Rutu Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties. Exit Wounds is the North American graphic-novel debut from one of Israel's best-known cartoonists. Modan has received several awards in Israel and abroad, including the Best Illustrated Children's Book Award from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem four times and Young Artist of the Year by the Israel Ministry of Culture. She is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.
Publisher: Montreal, PQ : Drawn & Quarterly : 2007
ISBN: 9781897299067
Branch Call Number: GN Moda
Characteristics: 172p illus

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Gary Geiserman
Jul 28, 2015

Similar in feel to “Jellyfish”, the movie from Israel. >>>> Very very nice both story and artwork. Lots of rounded off corners with a ‘distasteful’ theme. Kind of Buddhistic (‘Jewbu’). Love stories need some buddhism.

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vfryzek
Jul 17, 2015

When I read the summary for Exit Wounds I was expecting something with a Political Statement.
I don't believe that is what your going to find here.
What you will find is a Mature story an Angry protagonist in a climate that is alien to most readers.
Don't expect to be spoon fed the story either. I found my self going back and re reading a few parts.
The story may stick with you for a while so be warned.

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mclarjh
May 25, 2015

I liked the illustrations, but the protagonist is unsympathetic, and the story is implausible.

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travismcewan
Aug 08, 2013

I thought this was a great modern noir. Loved the direction it took me and couldn't wait for what happened next. The illustrating was great. There's some awkward humor. I was pretty happy with the ending. This is a great entry point for adult graphic novels.

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tdmenten1
Jul 16, 2013

Not compelling on any level really --- the artwork is uneven and the narrative doesn't have much to tell. I didn't find any of the characters to be especially interesting so I didn't really feel invested in what happened to them. Frankly, I didn't care about whether or not Koby figured out where his dad was, which was supposed to be the entire point of the story. Frankly I found Numi far more interesting of a character.

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marishkajuko
Aug 08, 2011

marishkajuko thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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