The Man From The Great North (Hardback)
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The Man From The Great North (Hardback)

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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 14/11/2017
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Hugo Pratt, hailed as the "inventor of the literary comic strip," offers an provocative story whose protagonist is a seemingly wanton murderer, driven by a religious obsession with the absolute. First English language edition.

Set in Canada around 1920 this provocative story deals with complex moral choices. Jesuit Joe, the protagonist, is of French-Canadian and Mohawk origin and is engaged in an obsessive religious search for the absolute, as he moves through the snowy wastelands of the region. He wears the red jacket of the Canadian Mounties that he found in a hut-which gives rise to a series of misunderstandings when he is mistaken for a member of the Canadian Mounted Police. His actions highlight his unusual ethical code and his disturbing and complex personality. He kills with terrible ease and shows an unmatched cruelty and ferocity, yet his mood suddenly shifts and he performs unexpected acts of kindness and compassion. All the while, he is tracked by his nemesis, Sergeant Fox, whose mission is to capture Jesuit Joe and bring him to justice. This is the first English language edition of Pratt's 1980 classic, and includes an incomplete second story of Jesuit Joe, plus Pratt's storyboards drawn for the movie version.

Publisher: Idea & Design Works
ISBN: 9781684050581
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 664 g
Dimensions: 285 x 219 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Like Pratt's other work, this is a work of graphic fiction and graphic storytelling that grabs the reader in ways that larger, more developed comics do not. That is the reason why Pratt is always worth reading." -ComicBookBin.com

"Jesuit Joe is a wanderer with a strong moral code, although one somewhat orthogonal to everyone else's. But divining that code from the terse and laconic panels is not easy. Jesuit Joe shows occasional glimpses of capriciousness, but also an Old Testament view of justice, and a mercy he explains away as mere whim. And each can be dealt out with a sharp word or a bullet." -Castalia House

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