His name is Ulysse. He's a 59 year-old man who just got fired, one year before retirement. Her name is Mediterranee. She is a 62 year-old former model, who now works in the cheese shop of her father. The years have had their impact on both of them, visible in the wrinkles in their faces and the rings under their eyes. But when they meet, none of that matters. Blossoms in Autumn is a hopeful story, an ode to age, love, and the little surprises in life. The Guardian selected the book as their Graphic Novel of the month April 2019.

12th Japan International Manga Silver Award 2019 (JPN)
Selection Prix BD 2019 FNAC & France Inter (FR)
Stripschap Medal for Best Album of 2018 (NL)
Prix Atomium Citoyen 2018 (BE)
Rudolph Dirks Award 2019 (DE)

Follow this link to view 23 pages from the book (French).

Original title: L'Obsolescence Programmee De Nos Sentiments
English title: Blossoms in Autumn
Details: 144 Pages / Softcover / Full colour / 18+
Languages: French, Dutch, German, English, Czech, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic
Rights and Licensing: Mediatoon Foreign Rights

"Not only is it full of hope and tenderness. It also acknowledges, in the plainest way possible, something that many people find hard to believe, which is that desire doesn't end when a person turns 50; in fact, in the right circumstances, it may begin to grow all the stronger."
- The Guardian

"It is refreshing to see the sexuality of older adults depicted in such a naturalistic, positive fashion."
- The Comic Journal

"A beautiful, warm, joyful story, deftly handled by a writer, an artist and a translator at the top of their game."
- Down The Tubes

Blossoms in Autumn
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