Epileptic (Book, 2005) [Macalester College]
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Author: David B
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
David B. spent an idyllic early childhood in a small town near Orléans, France, but the family's life changed abruptly when his big brother Jean-Christophe was struck with epilepsy at age eleven. In search of a cure, their parents dragged the family to acupuncturists and magnetic therapists, to mediums and macrobiotic communes, but every new cure ended in disappointment. Angry at his brother for "abandoning" him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic Novel
Autobiographical fiction
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B
ISBN: 0224075020 9780224075022 0224079204 9780224079204
Language Note: Translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 271075629
Notes: "Originally published in France in six volumes as L'ascension du haut-mal, by L'Association, Paris, 1996-2004. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 were originally published in a single volume in English as Epileptic 1, by L'Association, Paris, in 2002"--Title page verso.
Description: 361 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Ascension du haut-mal.
Responsibility: David B.


The decade's most acclaimed European graphic novel, a legendary work of graphic non-fiction - David B.'s story of growing up with an older brother with epilepsy, and the family journey from one  Read more...
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An extraordinary graphic novel memoir of a childhood spent growing up with an epileptic brother... Epileptic possesses a charm, rhythm and majesty all its own * Time Out * A graphics Read more...

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