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The Sea

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A fisherman traversing the ocean is used to danger and surprise, but what happens when he pulls up his net and catches a newborn baby and a talking fish? Thus begins a story full of provocative symbolism and a madness that doesn’t just bubble beneath the surface of the water, but drenches the sailor—and reader—like a tidal wave. Danish cartoonist Rikke Villadsen makes her English-language debut with this seafaring tale soaked in surrealism that is ultimately about the end of one life, the beginning of another, and a man, literally and figuratively, lost at sea.

Pages:
100
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
8" x 10.5"
ISBN-13:
9781683961499
Year:
2018

A fisherman traversing the ocean is used to danger and surprise, but what happens when he pulls up his net and catches a newborn baby and a talking fish? Thus begins a story full of provocative symbolism and a madness that doesn’t just bubble beneath the surface of the water, but drenches the sailor—and reader—like a tidal wave. Danish cartoonist Rikke Villadsen makes her English-language debut with this seafaring tale soaked in surrealism that is ultimately about the end of one life, the beginning of another, and a man, literally and figuratively, lost at sea.

Press Highlights:

"Elegant and evocative. ... Villadsen sails on a surrealist tide in this wispy ode to the unknowable depths of the ocean." — Publishers Weekly

"Villadsen’s art embraces a curious mix of realism and the absurd." — Broken Frontier 

"A mesmerizing read." — New York Journal of Books

"The trip itself is worth the cost of any cruise on Villadsen's idiosyncratic sea." — PopMatters

 

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