Craig Thompson signs at the Strand on September 20th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Acclaimed graphic novelist and two-time Eisner-award winning author of the autobiographical graphic novel Blankets (one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best English Language Graphic Novels Ever Written) returns with a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, and the common heritage of Christianity and Islam. Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. Habibi follows them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection.
Not only is it a “lushly epic love story that’s both inspiring and heartbreaking,” but Publishers Weekly starred review also affirms that “the gorgeous Arabic ornamental calligraphy makes each page an individual work of art.”
Buy the book or a $10 Strand Gift Card in order to attend this event. Both options admit two people.
The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805