Building Stories

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/2/2012
  • Publisher: Random House Inc

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After years of sporadic work on other books and projects and following the almost complete loss of his virility, it's here: a new graphic novel by Chris Ware. Building Storiesimagines the inhabitants of a three-story Chicago apartment building: a 30-something woman who has yet to find someone with whom to spend the rest of her life; a couple, possibly married, who wonder if they can bear each other's company another minute; and the building's landlady, an elderly woman who has lived alone for decades. Taking advantage of the absolute latest advances in wood pulp technology, Building Storiesis a book with no deliberate beginning nor end, the scope, ambition, artistry and emotional prevaricationbeyond anything yet seen from this artist or in this medium, probably for good reason.

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