Award winning fairy tale about love! Once upon a time in Renaissance Italy, Bianca, a young lady from a good family, is of marriage age. Her parents find her a fiance? to their liking: Giovanni, a rich merchant, young and pleasant. The wedding looks set to go smoothly even though Bianca can’t hide her disappointment at having to marry a man she knows nothing about.
But before the marriage, she learns the secret held and bequeathed by the women of her family for generations: a ‘man’s skin’! By donning it, Bianca becomes ‘Lorenzo’ and enjoys all the attributes of a young man of stunning beauty. She can now visit the world of men incognito and get to know her fiance? in his natural environment. In her male skin, Bianca frees herself from the limits imposed on women.
The morals of the Renaissance then act as a mirror to our present time and poses several questions: why should women be treated differently from men? Why should their freedom be the object of contempt and coercion? Tackling universal themes through a captivating and subtle fairy tale, Hubert and Zanzim brilliantly question our relationship to gender and sexuality…but not only that. By mixing morality and humor, A Man’s Skin invites us to the mad and noble quest for love.
This international bestselling title has already been highly awarded, including all the following: PRIX Ti ZEF DE LA BD 2020 (Festival Brest en Bulle), Grand Prix RTL de la Bande Dessine 2020, Prix Landerneau BD 2020, Prix Wolinski de la BD du ‘ Point ‘ 2020, Grand Prix de la critique ACBD (Association des Critiques et journalistes de Bande Dessine) 2021, Prix des Libraires Canal BD 2021, Fauve de Lycens (Angoulme 2021.
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