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100 Days in Uranium City

A comic book by Ariane Dénommé and translated by Helge Dascher & Rob Aspinall.

Ariane Dénommé, translated by Helge Dascher & Rob Aspinall

Inspired by the stories her father told her, Ariane Dénommé sketches a portrait of a Northern mining town in the 1970s. Shifts in the uranium mine last 100 days, followed by two weeks spent adjusting to civilization before returning.

The pay is good, the work is grueling and everyone drinks heavily on a Saturday night. Life is hollow, one shift at a time, waiting for the depletion of resources — natural or human.

A quiet but powerful read, rendered in gorgeous pencil like the dust of the mine, revealing lives on the page. (From Conundrum Press)

100 Days in Uranium City won the Doug Wright Spotlight Award, which goes to a comic artist deserving of greater recognition.

 

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