A Fire Story

A Fire Story

Graphic Novel - 2019
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"Early on the morning of Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 8,900 structures, including 6,200 homes, were destroyed. One of those homes belonged to author and illustrator Brian Fies and his family. In the days that followed, Fies hastily pulled together a firsthand account of his experience in a twenty-page online comic, entitled A Fire Story, that went viral... Less than a year after the fire, Brian Fies expanded his webcomic into a full-length graphic novel, including environmental insight and the stories of others affected by the disaster."--Page [2] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2019.
ISBN: 9781419735851
Characteristics: 153 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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ArapahoeKati Jan 07, 2020

Devastating account of the 2017 California wildfires, which didn't feel real to me until I read this graphic novel memoir.

Nov 11, 2019

Gripping, affecting, and honest. Anytime anyone tells you that their purported grievances matter more than the country as a whole, give them this book.

Oct 01, 2019

A very straightforward and affecting account.


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