GUY DELISLE’S FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY
IN STORES & ON TOUR APRIL 24TH: NYC, BOSTON, DC, LOS ANGELES, IOWA CITY, MINNEAPOLIS, CHICAGO, TORONTO
FOREIGN POLICY EXCERPT, ADVANCE RAVE REVIEWS
We are pleased to announce Guy Delisle’s first ever North American tour this Spring. At each stop, Guy will be presenting a slide show, conversing and signing. JERUSALEM: Chronicles From The Holy City will be in stores on Tuesday, April 24th. Be sure to check out this extensive excerpt on Foreign Policy.
NYC Tuesday, April 24th 7PM Housing Works with Desert Island
BOSTON Wednesday, April 25th 7PM Harvard Bookstore (Cambridge)
WASHINGTON DC Thursday, April 26th DC 7:30PM Politics & Prose
LOS ANGELES Saturday, April 28th LA 5:30PM Skylight Books
IOWA CITY Monday, April 30th 7PM Prairie Lights
MINNEAPOLIS Tuesday, May 1st 7:30PM Magers & Quinn
CHICAGO Wednesday, May 2nd 7PM At the Oak Park Library with Book Table
TORONTO Thursday, May 3rd 7PM Carlton Cinema with TCAF
TORONTO Saturday, May 5th & Sunday May 6th Toronto Comics Art Festival
“Neither Jewish nor Arab, Delisle explores Jerualem and is able to observe this strange world with candidness and humor…But most of all, those stories convey what life in East Jerusalem is about for an expatriate.”–Haaretz
“Engaging…[Delisle] highlights the very complex lives of Israelis, Palestinians, and foreign residents.” –Publishers Weekly starred review
“Delisle brings his own wry point-of-view to bear here…whenever Delisle finds a peaceful spot to have a coffee or to stare at the ocean, the sense of freedom he feels makes the persistent inhumanity elsewhere in the city seem all the more shameful.”–The Onion AV Club
Acclaimed graphic memoirist Guy Delisle returns with his strongest work yet—a thoughtful and moving travelogue about life in the Holy City. Delisle expertly lays the groundwork for a cultural road map of contemporary Jerusalem, utilizing the classic stranger in a strange land point of view that made his other books, pyongyang, shenzhen, and burma chronicles required reading for understanding what daily life is like in cities few are able to travel to. In jerusalem: chronicles from the holy city, Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays.
When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle’s drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and drawing everything. Jerusalem showcases once more Delisle’s mastery of the travelogue.