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Notes for a war story
Gipi, 1963-
Adult Fiction GIPI

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Summary: "The war arrived in our village on the 18th of January. Obviously there were other wars going on, but they didn't have anything to do with us. There were wars for blacks. Wars for Arabs. Wars for Slavs. Our war started on the 18th of January, and in a few days, everything had changed." So recounts Giuliano, a loner among outsiders, one of three&nbspyoung&nbspdrifters caught up in the whirlwind of a war in the Balkans.&nbspThe three&nbspboys are&nbsplike passing shadows; they&nbsplive in abandoned houses, dodge the occasional bomb, and steal car parts for money.&nbspMeeting Felix - a powerful, fast-talking mercenary - changes everything for them.&nbspFelix is an expert manipulator; he speaks to their ambition and&nbspto their desires for&nbsppower, wealth, and purpose.&nbspThey're instantly hooked, especially the trio's unofficial leader, Stefano, and they soon escalate from petty crime to working on behalf of a mafia-style militia, bullyingnbsp; and extorting money in Felix's name.&nbspBut as Giuliano comes to realize, they don't know what they're fighting for - if they're even fighting for anything.nbsp; nbsp; Notes for a War Story is an astonishing&nbsplook at&nbsplife in a lawless, war-torn nation, heightened by the&nbspharsh, moving,&nbsppencil and watercolor artwork of Italy's best&nbspgraphic novel author.


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