THE DEBUT GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM THE ACCLAIMED CARTOONIST
In 1947, the author’s grandfather, Arsene, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a utopia of modernity, in the wilderness — but not before Arsene falls in love with his cousin’s wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsene’s loosening grip on reality is mirrored by the reader’s uncertainty of what is imagined or real by Arsene. This first full-length graphic novel from European favorite Olivier Schrauwen manages to fold many of the artist’s previously displayed obsessions in his short stories — culture clash, lowbrow humor, colonialism, and early-20th-century continental European life — into a single engrossing, often beautiful narrative.
OLIVIER “OLLIE” SCHRAUWEN lives in Berlin.
Ignatz nominated cartoonist
The first full-length graphic novel from the acclaimed cartoonist
Printed in a gorgeous, two pantone color format