YELLOW CAB

a look behind the world of yellow cab drivers in new York City
  • Publishing Company:

    GLENAT

  • Imprint:

    VENTS D'OUEST

  • Format:

    ONE SHOT

  • Creator(s):

    CHRISTOPHE CHABOUTé (ADAPTATION & ART)

    BENOIT COHEN (AUTHOR)

  • Number of Pages:

    168

  • Cover price:

    € 22.00

  • Publication Date:

    January 2021

  • Age:

    YOUNG ADULT, ADULT

  • Fiction/Non-Fiction

    NON-FICTION

  • Genre:

    , MEMOIR, NEW YORK CITY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY,

  • Summary:

    After 20 years working on film and series shoots, Benoît Cohen is drained. His enthusiasm is
    gone. A desire to stop writing and put down the camera for a while took over. In 2015, he had
    been living in New York for a year and in order to really take in the wealth the cosmopolitan
    metropolis had to off er, he decided to become a taxi driver. Behind the iconic Yellow Cab, behind
    the fantasy of freedom and independence, behind the faces of his thousands of passengers,
    Benoît discovers a world in which he is a stranger. First, the administrative maze that leads to
    the taxi driver’s license then, the world behind the scenes and finally, the prejudices that
    surround the profession and lead the customers, cops and entire city to look at it, quite
    randomly, either with indiff erence,kindness or aggression …
    Benoît Cohen delves into his new life with the idea of turning it into a screenplay for a future
    Film, but the material he extracts from this social experiment marks him profoundly and leads
    him down unsuspected paths. The project was transformed into an autobiographical novel
    interspersed with refl ections on the creative process which was published by Flammarion. With
    the help of Chabouté, it is now a graphic novel. A sensitive, deeply human adventure, with
    breathtaking graphics, that pays a vibrant tribute to the most famous of American cities.

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