Letter to Survivors

Author(s): Gebe; Edward Gauvin (Translator)

Graphic Novels

A haunting and darkly funny post-apocalyptic graphic novel that follows an unusual postal worker on his very bizarre mail route.


In the blasted ruins of what was once a picture-perfect suburb, nothing stirs--except the postman. Clad in a hazmat suit and mounted on a bicycle, he is still delivering the mail, nuclear apocalypse or no nuclear apocalypse. One family has taken refuge in an underground fallout shelter, and to them he brings--or, rather, shouts through the air vent--a series of odd, anonymous letters. They describe the family's prosperous past life, and then begin to get stranger....


This pioneering graphic novel was created in 1981 by famed French cartoonist G b , a longtime contributor to Charlie Hebdo, and has never before been available in English. Letter to Survivors is a blackhearted delight, at once a witty metafictional game of stories within stories and a scathing, urgent send-up of consumerist excess and nuclear peril: funnier, and scarier, than ever.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781681372402
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : February 2019
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gebe; Edward Gauvin (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1812
  • : English
  • : 128