Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Pub Date: 09/03/2013

Pages: 160

Trim: 7 x 10

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN 13: 9781551525143

ISBN 10: 1551525143

Price: $19.95

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / LGBT

Blue Is the Warmest Color

By Julie Maroh

Price: $19.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

A New York Times bestseller

The original graphic novel adapted into the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival; released in the US this fall by IFC Films/Sundance Selects

In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth and rebellion and the eternal light of desire.

First published in France by Glénat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe's largest.

The live-action, French-language film version of the book, entitled Blue Is the Warmest Color, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. Directed by director Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated both wide praise and controversy. It will be released in the US through Sundance Selects/IFC Films.

Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France.

About the Book

A tenderly told graphic novel for adults about a young woman who becomes captivated by a girl with blue hair.

Author

Julie Maroh: Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She is the author of Blue Is the Warmest Color, which was made into the controversial Palme d’Or-winning feature film in 2013. The book, originally published in French, was published in English by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2013 and has been translated into numerous other languages. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels.
David Homel: David Homel was born and raised in Chicago in 1952. He has been a journalist, editor, literary translator, and teacher, and has won numerous awards for translation, including the Governor General’s Award for Literature, Canada’s highest literary honor.