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Hostage Hardcover UK Edition

Guy Delisle
Guy Delisle
How does one survive when all hope is lost? 
In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André 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 André’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 such as Jerusalem or the Burma Chronicles, 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.
Jonathan Cape, hardback, 432 pages, published May 2017 



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