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IDW has announced the advanced solicitation for May of A Strange and Beautiful Sound by the Swiss cartoonist Zep.  IDW recently issued an English edition of Zep’s A Story of Men.

A Strange and Beautiful Sound concerns a monk under a vow of silence who leaves his monastery  after receiving an inheritance and meets a terminally ill woman.

A Strange and Beautiful Sound
Zep (w & a & c)

William chose silence 25 years ago when he joined the Carthusian religious order. When an inheritance forces him to leave the monastery for Paris, he must master a whole new world and question certainties forged long ago. He meets Méry, a young woman whose days are numbered due to an incurable illness, and who is resolutely decided on making the most of the time she has left. Now William must face new questions—Where is life’s value? In the struggles, or in the peace?—and complicate his choices in a powerful story that truly addresses the meaning of life.

HC • FC • $19.99 • 88 pages • 9 1/4” x 12 1/4” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-162-5
Expected in-store date:5/30/18

  • For readers of quiet, introspective graphic novels like Craig Thompson’sBlanketsJulian Hanshaw’sTim GingerJeff Lemire’sThe Underwater WelderAdrian Tomine’sKilling and Dying, and Manuela Fior’s5,000 Kilometers Per Second.
  • Advance solicited for May release!

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