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Mikel By Judith Vanistendael

Mikel by Judith Vanistendael

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Mikel has a lifelong dream: to become a writer. Seeking to inject some extra cash and inspiration into his life, he uproots his family from their sleepy village to the Basque country, where he takes a job protecting politicians from the armed separatist group ETA. But financial security comes at a price: fear, uncertainty and family breakdown.

Mikel Summary

Mikel by Judith Vanistendael

Mikel lives with his wife and two children in Costur, an idyllic Spanish town surrounded by hills. He has a job selling confectionary, but Mikel is a dreamer, not a businessman, and money is tight. What's more, the mundanity of small-town life is preventing him from fulfilling a life-long dream: to become a writer. Seeking both drama and financial security, Mikel takes a job as a bodyguard. His family is soon uprooted to the Basque country, where Mikel is charged with protecting politicians from the armed separatist group ETA. It is a job that provides drama worthy of the pagebut only at the cost of fear, uncertainty and family breakdown.
In Mikel, author Mark Bellido draws on his own experiences to create a powerful and provocative story about a man who risks everything in the pursuit of a dream.

Mikel Reviews

"Belgian artist Vanistenpael's art captures the world of Mikel evocatively."--The Beat
"Miguel might be a hired gun, but his story finds the heart behind the hardware."--Publishers Weekly

About Judith Vanistendael

Mark Bellido is a Belgian novelist and graphic novel writer. He spent four years protecting politicians from the Basque separatist group ETA, which provided the inspiration for Mikel.
Judith Vanistendael studied at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin and at the University of Ghent before studying Latin America as a postgraduate. She is also a graduate of the comic strip course at the Sint Lukas Art School in Brussels. Her graphic novels include When David Lost His Voice and the semi-autobiographical Dance by the Light of the Moon, which was nominated twice for the prestigious Angouleme Grand Prix. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.

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Mikel by Judith Vanistendael
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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