Francisco, a wounded, despairing sixteen-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border. In his escape, he encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo's tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier. By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller "Wrinkles."
"Paco Roca is quickly proving himself as one of the most gifted creators in comics."
"Roca's affecting novel expertly channels its characters' desires for a grander and more forgiving world."-Publishers Weekly
"Poignantly moving and rapturously uplifting."
-Now Read This, Win Wiacek
6x9, 64pp., duotone hardcover, $15.99, ISBN: 9781681120560
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