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 the critically-acclaimed Olivier Schrauwen is an engrossing, sometimes funny, slightly surreal and often beautiful narrative.
"One of the most beguiling works in years." — Comics Grinder
"Honestly, there’s nothing else in comics like Arsene Schrauwen. ... It's that rarest of reads, something both truly deep and truly fun, not to mention utterly beautiful." — CBR
"An experience both utterly original and strangely familiar, like a dream." — Paste
"Cockeyed, adventurous, and truly bizarre." — The Globe and Mail
"In this crackpot graphic novel from the historically minded and utterly original Schrauwen, the Belgian cartoonist imagines a fanciful history that slips the bonds of reality almost immediately." — Publishers Weekly