Author(s): Julie Maroh; David Homel (Translator)
Set in the languid, European-like neighbourhoods of Montreal, Body Music is a beautiful and moving meditation on love and desire as expressed in many different forms - between women, between men, between women and men and gender non-conformists alike, all varying in age and race. In twenty separate vignettes, Maroh explores the drama inherent in relationships at different stages: the electricity of initial attraction, the elation of falling in love, the trauma of breaking up, the sweet comfort of a long-standing romance.
Julie Maroh: Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She is the author of Blue Is the Warmest Color, which was made into the controversial Palme d'Or-winning feature film in 2013. The book, originally published in French, was published in English by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2013 and has been translated into numerous other languages. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels.David Homel: David Homel was born and raised in Chicago in 1952. He has been a journalist, editor, literary translator, and teacher, and has won numerous awards for translation, including the Governor General's Award for Literature, Canada's highest literary honor.