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Sep 04, 2007
| ISBN 9781594482649
Sep 04, 2007
| ISBN 9781101652909
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Sep 04, 2007 | ISBN 9781594482649
Sep 04, 2007 | ISBN 9781101652909
A full-color graphic memoir inspired by the award-winning documentary-and the life and mystery of China’s greatest magician. Who was Long Tack Sam? He was born in 1885. He ran away from Shangdung Province to join the circus. He was an acrobat. A magician. A comic. An impresario. A restaurateur. A theater owner. A world traveler. An East-West ambassador. A mentor to Orson Welles. He was considered the greatest act in the history of vaudeville. In this gorgeous graphic memoir, his great-granddaughter, the artist and filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, resurrects his fascinating life for the rest of the world. It’s an exhilarating testament to a forgotten man. And every picture is true.Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Ann Marie Fleming is an award-winning Canadian independent filmmaker, writer, and artist, born in Okinawa of Chinese and Australian descent. Her critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam, was adapted from her same-named documentary film, and is on… More about Ann Marie Fleming
Doug Wright Award for Best Book
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