Three Shadows

Three Shadows

Book - 2008
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Can you ever escape your fate?

Three shadows stand outside the house - and Louis and Lise know why the spectral figures are there. The shadows have come for Louis and Lise's son, and nothing anyone can do will stop them. Louis cannot let his son die without trying to prevent it, so the family embarks on a journey to the ends of the earth, fleeing death.

Poignant and suspenseful, Three Shadows is a haunting story of love and grief, told in moving text and sweeping black and white artwork by Cyril Pedrosa.

Publisher: New York : First Second, 2008.
ISBN: 9781596432390
Characteristics: 268 p. ;,22 cm.


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Oct 28, 2018

A happy family is living a peaceful life when three mysterious shadowy figures appear on the horizon and threaten the young child. The father desperately wants to save his young son, but doesn't know how. The entire book is a deeply disturbing meditation on childhood illness. The black and white shading style reminded me of Craig Thompson's excellent art.

Mar 06, 2018

A wonderfully illustrated story about a tragic subject.

Jan 10, 2018

This story is beautiful, haunting, and heartbreaking. It is a story of love, sacrifice and denial. Does it work in the end? That is for you to decide.

There may be (probably is) some larger moral here but I tend to miss those sometimes in these sorts of things. Then again, one often needs a couple reads of, say, a philosophical treatise to get its overarching point. And that’s OK.

Either way, whether or not I missed something—or only missed telling you—I quite enjoyed this quick read.

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