The Green Hand and Other Stories by Nicole Claveloux

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It feels a bit like giving away the store to reveal any more about these narratives. They need to be experienced fresh for their full uncanniness to be felt.
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Nicole Claveloux’s short stories—originally published in the late 1970s and never before collected in English—are among the most beautiful comics ever drawn: whimsical, intoxicating, with the freshness and splendor of dreams. In hallucinatory color or elegant black-and-white, she brings us into lands that are strange but oddly recognizable, filled with murderous grandmothers and lonely city dwellers, bad-tempered vegetables and walls that are surprisingly easy to fall through. In the title story, written with Edith Zha, a new houseplant becomes the first step in an epic journey of self-discovery and a witty fable of modern romance—complete with talking shrubbery, a wised-up genie, and one very depressed bird.

This new selection, designed and introduced by Daniel Clowes, presents the full achievement of an unforgettable, unjustly neglected master of French comics.
 

About Nicole Claveloux

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Published November 28, 2017 by New York Review Comics. 108 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Leopoldine Core on Dec 01 2017

The brilliance of her comics lies in what they require of the viewer, to be intimate with what is not known, both within the work and themselves.

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Good
Reviewed by Etelka Lehoczky on Nov 26 2017

It feels a bit like giving away the store to reveal any more about these narratives. They need to be experienced fresh for their full uncanniness to be felt.

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