Nori&Eu; is a project with three voices. Caeto, a Brazilian author of comics and an illustrator, is the editor and brings together two versions of one family’s story: the narrative of Sonia and her son Massanori, or Nori. Sonia tells her story beginning with the birth of Massanori, the difficulties in diagnosing her autistic son, his relationships with the other siblings, family, school and friends. A story of love and dedication, but full of prejudice and difficulties as well. Moving and dramatic. Massanori in turn, a student in Caeto’s drawing course and author of mangas (fanzines), tells his story in a peculiar manner, circumscribed by world events. As explained by his mother: “I perceive my son’s mind as a compendium relating facts and dates, today not only limited to Disney related subjects or super heroes, but historical facts, cultural landmarks and family stories that he finds in books, encyclopedias and by talking with family members… It’s his security blanket.”

Specs

  • 150 pages
  • 18 x 25 centimeters
  • 2 colors
  • Paperback

Rights available for...

  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English