Casanova by Michael Chabon
Acedia Volume 1 ( Acedia Tp)

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Fraction’s (Hawkeye) narrative is a slow burn that doles out answers sparingly, but the story and visuals hook the reader from the first panel.
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Casanova Quinn, interdimensional superspy and assassin, has crashlanded here on Earth — on OUR Earth — with absolutely no memory of who he is or the things he's done. He works for a man with just as mysterious a past as his own and has found the New Normal of his life under the name "Quentin Cassaday." That's when the end of the world begins. With nine days to a supposed apocalypse, Los Angeles simmers in fear as a weird cult readies itself for what comes next...and what comes next runs straight through Casanova Quinn. By Eisner-award winning writer Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, ODY-C) with art by international superstar Fábio Moon (Two Brothers, Daytripper), this volume also features exclusive back-up stories written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon and drawn by Casanova co-creator Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy) that tells the story of the women tasked with hunting Casanova Quinn down across space and time. Collects issues #1-4.
 

About Michael Chabon

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Michael Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 1963. He received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in English writing at the University of California at Irvine in 1987. Chabon found success at the age of 24, when William Morrow publishing house offered him $155,000, a near-record sum, for the rights to his first novel The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, which was his thesis in graduate school. After The Mysteries of Pittsburgh became a national bestseller, he began writing a series of short stories about a little boy dealing with his parents' divorce. The stories, which in part appeared in The New Yorker and G.Q., were bound together in 1991 into a volume titled A Model World and Other Stories. His other works include Wonder Boys, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and Telegraph Avenue. In 2001 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Michael Chabon will be at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2015.
 
Published October 28, 2015 by Image. 136 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Fraction’s (Hawkeye) narrative is a slow burn that doles out answers sparingly, but the story and visuals hook the reader from the first panel.

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