Epileptic / David B. ; [translated from the French by Kim Thompson].
Other Titles: Ascension du haut-mal. English Tome 1-3.
Author: B., David, 1959-
Edition: 1st American pbk. ed.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2006, c2005.
ISBN: 0375714685 (pbk.)
Description: 362 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: B., David, 1959- Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers France Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers and sisters France Comic books, strips, etc.
Epilepsy in children Comic books, strips, etc.
France Social life and customs 20th century Comic books, strips, etc.
Notes: "Originally published in France in six volumes as L'ascension du haut-mal, by L'Association, Paris, 1996-2004. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 were or[i]ginally published in a single volume in English as Epileptic 1, by L'Association, Paris, in 2002"--Verso t.p.
Summary: With stunning black-and-white illustrations, a noted cartoonist chronicles growing up with an epileptic older brother. The author charts his complicated relationship with his brother from childhood to adulthood, and the effects of the illness on the entire family.