Beauty

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November 2014

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“Beautifully illustrated with Kerascoët’s magical, dreamy, richly coloured art … one of 2014’s comic highlights.” – Publishers Weekly

The team behind
Miss Don’t Touch Me is back with an engrossing tale for grown-ups on the nature of beauty, both fascinating and corrupting.

When Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater…

“Kerascoët’s work on this book is a spectacle of comics achievement I’m betting I will not see again for a long time. It’s the kind of work, that makes me wonder how a human mind can even think in these forms, let alone have the power to display them. I’m envious beyond imagining.” –
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“Takes the fairy-tale trope and removes from it all the cheesecake Disneyness, giving the cautionary tale back its edge and teeth. This engrossing, subtly feminist story will have adult readers wanting to examine the underbelly of other traditional fairy stories. The combination of simple yet expressive figures against lush, painterly backgrounds is an exquisite example of European comic making.” –
Booklist

Highly recommended.” – Midwest Book Review

“Satiric, flamboyant fairy tale. Recommended for older teens and adults looking for out-of-the-way fantasy.”
– Library Journal

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“Kerascoët and writer/colorist Hubert deliver an epic, if cynical, graphic novel meditating on the pettiness of human (and fairy) nature, and how lust and jealousy make the world go round.”

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“[The] gorgeous art style is vastly appealing- beautiful, almost verging on cute, with the intricacies and lines of the bande dessinee tradition – and curiously malleable to subject matter … So very pleased this is being published in English.”

Publishers Weekly

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“Fans of the recent Beautiful Darkness (by the same duo, whose real names are Sébastien Cosset and Marie Pommepuy) will find the style and tone similar, although this much longer piece allows for more depravity and death … It’s a dark fable with an ominous moral for those who think appearance is everything.”