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The House

by Paco Roca

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"In Paco Roca's intimate and international award-winning graphic novel, The House, three adult siblings return to their family's quaint vacation home a year after their father's death with the intention to clean up the residence and put it on the market. But as garbage is hauled off and dust is wiped away, decades-old resentments quickly fill the vacant home. Through flashbacks into each sibling's memories--the fig trees they grew up climbing, the pergola they never got around to building, the final visits to the hospital--Roca gives us a glimpse into domestic moments of joy, guilt, and disappointment while asking what happens to brothers and sisters when the only person holding the family together is now gone. At once deeply personal (dedicated to Roca's own deceased father) and entirely universal, The House details the struggle to overcome the past, while still holding onto the memories"--From the publisher's web site.… (more)

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Costa fer un comentari d’aquesta obra sense que soni pompós o sensibler. Però és que feia molt de temps que una lectura no m’humitejava els ulls.
Clar exemple d’història petita, quotidiana i personal que s’acaba convertint en la teva història personal i , alhora, en una història universal. Exercici de memòria sentit, pausat i emotiu. D’aquelles lectures que acabes amb ganes de rebre una abraçada mentre deixes que els teus records surtin agredolçament pel llagrimall.
Preciós. Paco Roca segueix en estat de gràcia.
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  acornet | Mar 22, 2020 |
A quiet domestic drama in which three siblings who have drifted apart come together for a weekend project to fix up the family vacation home in preparation for selling it following the death of their elderly father, who built and kept up the house. They work through their issues with each other, and via their memories, provide a portrait of the fascinating man who was their father. Not as humorous as his Wrinkles, I admire how Roca keeps creating engaging stories about senior citizens. ( )
  villemezbrown | Nov 11, 2019 |
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"In Paco Roca's intimate and international award-winning graphic novel, The House, three adult siblings return to their family's quaint vacation home a year after their father's death with the intention to clean up the residence and put it on the market. But as garbage is hauled off and dust is wiped away, decades-old resentments quickly fill the vacant home. Through flashbacks into each sibling's memories--the fig trees they grew up climbing, the pergola they never got around to building, the final visits to the hospital--Roca gives us a glimpse into domestic moments of joy, guilt, and disappointment while asking what happens to brothers and sisters when the only person holding the family together is now gone. At once deeply personal (dedicated to Roca's own deceased father) and entirely universal, The House details the struggle to overcome the past, while still holding onto the memories"--From the publisher's web site.

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