February 17, 2017

Paul and Louise love each other, Paul and Louise get married, but World War I escalates and separates them. Paul, who wants at all costs to escape the hell of the trenches, becomes a deserter and finds Louise in Paris. He is safe but condemned to remain hidden in a hotel room. To put an end to his clandestine existence, Paul imagines a solution: to change his identity. Now he’ll be known as … Suzanne. Between gender confusion and the trauma of war, the couple will arrive at a very unusual destiny.

Inspired by real facts, Deserter’s Masquerade is the amazing story of Louise and her transvestite husband who both loved and were torn apart in the Paris of the Roaring Twenties.

Chloé CRUCHAUDET was born in Lyon in 1976. After studying architecture and graphic arts in Lyon, she attended the Gobelins school of animation. This developed her taste for sketching on the spot and a cinematographic approach. Her writing is inspired by  historical books or autobiographies. Passionate essay writing about sociological studies and historical testimonies, she discovered the story of Minik, who became the hero of Greenland Manhattan. She received the prestigious Prix René Goscinny for this first album in 2008. For the script of Ida (three volumes), she was inspired by the stories of women travellers in the nineteenth century. The first volume was selected among the best albums of the year at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2010.




160 pages paperback with flaps 255 x 195mm
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