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Violent Cases (1987) [Graphic Novel]
by Neil Gaiman Dave McKean Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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An exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, Violent Cases marks the beginning of the astonishing and award-winning collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and the artist Dave McKean. Set only in the memory of its author, this brillant short story meanders through levels of recollection surrounding a childhood injury. After dislocating his arm, a young boy is taken to see a doctor - an aged osteopath who was once the doctor of legendary gangster Al Capone. Through studied observations and painstaking attempts at truthful recall, the author reconstructs his tattered memories of the events surrounding his meeting with the doctor, and delves into the psychological complexities that emerged from the doctor's bizarre tales of Capone's life of crime. Gorgeously illustrated in mixed media by Dave McKean, Violent Cases is a sensuous and thought-provoking meditation on our memories.

Original title: Violent Cases
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasyGraphic Novels
FictionFantasyAllegorical And Bangsian

Edition #1: Violent Cases

Violent Cases (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Illustrated by: Dave McKean
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Violent Cases (1991)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781852863722
Pages: 47

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