Polina by Bastien VivesPolina by Bastien Vives


byBastien Vives

Hardcover | August 7, 2014

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Stunning new graphic novel by Bastien Vivès, brilliant young French author of the highly acclaimed A Taste of Cholorine. 
   As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky's view of ballet is only one of many and that she can't adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre -- and conquer the world.
   Brilliantly drawn, Polina is a moving and intimate story of self-discovery. It confirms Bastien Vivès as one of the most exciting talents at work in the graphic novel field today.
BASTIEN VIVÈS is a graphic novelist and illustrator. He is the author of several highly-acclaimed graphic novels, including The Butcher and Hollywood in January. A Taste of Chlorine won the 'Essential Revelation' prize at the Angouleme Festival in 2009. He lives in Paris.
Title:PolinaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 10.9 × 7.6 × 1 inPublished:August 7, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0224096931

ISBN - 13:9780224096935

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Editorial Reviews

"If Polina were a novel it would be a worldwide hit, and doubtless made into a must-see movie version. It is profound, amusing at times, light-hearted but never bland. It's one of the best literary comics I've read in a long time." --Wim, Forbidden Planet Blog