Arrugas (Spanish Edition) [Paco Roca] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare Book. Francisco Martínez Roca aka Paco Roca (born in on Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish strip cartoonist with experience in graphic novels and advertisement illustrations. He’s best known for his comic-books like Wrinkles. Perro Verde Films produced a cinema adaptation titled Arrugas (Spanish for. Wrinkles (in Spanish: Arrugas) was a huge commercial breakthrough for Paco Roca when it was published in Spain in The protagonist is.

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Its a reminder that even in the grips of such a devastating illness the people it affects cojic still people. Emilio, a former bank manager, is taken to an old age home by his bitter son when his rapidly worsenin You’d think that a book chronicling an old man’s abandonment by his son at an old age home and subsequent decent into dementia would be the single most depressing thing you read all year. A minha estreia no mundo das graphic novels foi, como podem constatar, a melhor que poderia ter tido.

Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage. This is a beaut graphic novel telling the story of Emilio who suffering from dementia enters an old persons home. I recommend them because they are good or great.

It was the only moment for me that skirted being a false note. They, through craft and talent and effort and grace, say something to the alert reader—and often, something valuable to the proposal of How should we then live?

Molto molto dolce e commovente. Miguel’s antics, which could be taken as downright mean spirited, instead make him rather endearing and his gradual, deep affection for Emilio that will ultimately lead him to a startling decision arrugzs very real and right.

In WrinklesPaco Roca underlines, circles, highlights, and writes in the margins of my fear.

Assuming that living a life in human arrugss requires a certain degree of freedom, autonomy and individuality, people sometimes postulate that if they would find vomic debilitating and in a situation deprived of the essentialities of what makes us human and which define a certain quality of life, they would prefer having their lives shortened. This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.


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Wrinkles by Paco Roca review – a tender graphic novel about Alzheimer’s disease

He scoffs at the gentle and loving Georgette who gave up her own life to xrrugas her husband Marcel, another Alzheimer’s patient, and care for him. Related contents Paco Roca Contemporary. This story touches me specially because my grandmother suffers from something similar to Alzheimer and she is almost like a baby, she just demands affetion, love, care and protection. Return to Book Page. It’s not a long story, rarugas it touches on so many issues of aging in such a heartfelt but somehow light-hearted manner.

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Niente di tutto questo. A subtle and deeply touching tale on the last phase of life, with much respect for both the residents and the caregivers, on a significant theme of which the social relevance is only increasing with a growing older population. Another is transported again and again to the moment when he secured the heart of the love of his life. In quel luogo, insieme a Emilio, Roca fa entrare di soppiatto anche noi; il disagio e la tristezza del primo impatto, il tempo statico, i dolori, gli acciacchi, i ritmi scanditi solo dal cibo e dal sonno, la TV accesa che nessuno guarda, l’attesa della visita di figli e parenti che non arrivano, un vicino che non sente, uno che non vede, uno che non ricorda, uno che muore.

Cognition, the particular way that I perceive the world, who I am: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Having put a grandmother in assistant care this brought up all the emotions all over again. Ernest eventually is told that he suffers from Alzheimer. Coomic as Emilio slips further and further into forgetful darkness Miguel becomes almost desperate to keep his new found friend from being moved to the second floor and devises a daring and laco plan to help Emilio hang on to life.


Because this is a disease that robs its victims of arrugae everything that defines them Roca recognizes and emphasizes the incredible importance of even the smallest glimpses of a rapidly disappearing past. But these grandpas and grandmas look at it straight in the face and scream ” No retreat and no surrender” They keep their rebeliousnessthey love each other and even run away in a porsche.

Observing sceptically the other residents in their growing frailty, he gradually gets accustomed to communal life and to the tedious pattern of sleeping, bingo-playing and chair gymnastics, befriending some of the residents by sharing the dinner table.

E, a volte, cambi di prospettiva con immagini del passato, a ricordarci che quelle persone che vediamo anziane ora, sono le stesse che un tempo erano bambine. Dal mio blog www.

Slowly forgetting who you are, feeling you no longer understand the world around you is the cruelest, most terrifying thing. Preview — Arrugas by Paco Roca. Rose who believes she is on the Orient Express bound for Istanbul.

Tinha mesmo que o ler. View all 36 comments. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dec 11, Seth T. The story packs a punch in the short flashbacks of residents where there liv In old age is life for living or for existing?

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nov 05, Fugo Feedback rated it really liked it Recommends it for: See 1 question about Arrugas…. Along the way he becomes more of one, making a friend or two along the way.

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