À propos


In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, Andre was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) recounts Andre's harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man's determination in the face of a hopeless situation.

Marking a departure from the author's celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted colour washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

  • Auteur(s)

    Guy Delisle

  • Éditeur

    Jonathan Cape

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    432 Pages

  • Longueur

    22.4 cm

  • Largeur

    16.1 cm

  • Épaisseur

    3.8 cm

  • Poids

    1 004 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Guy Delisle

Guy Delisle est né en 1966 à Québec. Après des études en arts animation au Sheridan College de Toronto, il travaille pour différents studios à travers le monde. Son premier livre Réflexion est publié par L'Association en 1996. Il débute en 2001 une série dans la collection Poisson Pilote des éditions Dargaud: Inspecteur Moroni. Son travail prend un véritable envol avec la publication de ses expériences de superviseur d'animation en Asie, fournissant ainsi matière à Shenzhen et Pyongyang édités par L'Association.