an illustration of leonard cohen walking down a street carrying a guitar

Leonard Cohen: On a Wire

by Philippe Girard Author and Helge Dascher Translator

A beautifully drawn graphic novel, this account of Leonard Cohen's life begins at its end and looks back across the unlikely choices and twists of fate that took him from the promise of a steady job in the Montreal garment industry to become one of the most celebrated musicians of the last century. Cohen's life was filled with surprising twists and turns and ups and downs. From run ins with other musical greats like Lou Reed, Nico, Janis Joplin, and Joni Mitchell, to suddenly finding himself impoverished after his manager embezzled his life savings, this book catalogues the events that marked Cohen's life and shaped his musical approach. Philippe Girard's illustrations bring Cohen to life and artfully eulogizes this songsmith for the ages.