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EMMA’S CENTURY (working title)

Éric Burnand
Fanny Vaucher

  • Original Title: LE SIÈCLE D’EMMA
  • Publication date: December 2019
  • Publisher: ANTIPODES
  • Country: CH
  • 224 print pages
  • Epics/Saga

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century, World War II
  • Location setting: Switzerland
  • Themes: FAMILY, Mourning, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Injustice, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Inequality, Discriminations, War and other conflicts, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Multiculturalism, Commitment, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character, Intergenerational, Adoption, Ecology, Fanaticism

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A graphic novel following Emma, whose socialist consciousness is awakened by a tragic event. She will campaign for women's vote. Her story, the story of her family and that of Switzerland intertwine throughout the decades, until 1989: WWII, the Italian immigration of the 1950s, the evolution of the feminist movement, the anti-nuclear movement...

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Éric Burnand is a Swiss writer. He studied literature and political science in Lausanne. He worked as a journalist for L’Hebdo and Radio Télévision Suisse. He wrote numerous TV documentaries and was a producer for Mise au Point, Temps Présent and C’était mieux avant ?, a historical popularization programme. LE SIÈCLE D’EMMA is his first comic book script.

Fanny Vaucher is a Swiss illustrator.

Summary

Switzerland, 1918. The country is hit by the Spanish flu. Employees and trade unions get together in a strike movement in order to obtain more rights and security. In Grenchen, soldiers shoot at the crowd, killing 3 people. Among the dead is Emma's fiancé: a loss that awakens the socialist consciousness of the protagonist, who will campaign for women's vote. Her story, the story of her family and that of Switzerland intertwine throughout the decades, until 1989: WWII, the Italian immigration of the 1950s, the evolution of the feminist movement, the anti-nuclear movement and much more.

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  • Author’s biography

    Éric Burnand (born 1953) is a Swiss writer. He studied literature and political science in Lausanne. He worked as a journalist for L’Hebdo and Radio Télévision Suisse. He wrote numerous TV documentaries and was a producer for Mise au Point, Temps Présent and C’était mieux avant ?, a historical popularization programme. LE SIÈCLE D’EMMA is his first comic book script.

    Fanny Vaucher is a Swiss illustrator.