New York, early 1930s. A mysterious, laconic Irish colossus known as 'Giant' sweats blood, along with his fellow immigrants, to build the skyscrapers of Rockefeller Center. For a while, he has not received a reply to the typewritten letters he continues to send, as well as money, to the other side of the ocean, to Mary Ann, the wife of one of his colleagues who died accidentally. Giant, who seems to be afraid of nothing, still has not found the courage to reveal to the young woman that she is a widow ... What does her silence mean?
An entrancing everyday working-class tale with the majestic background of the rising skyscrapers of New York. For mature readers.
"It’s tough, it’s depressingly honest about 1930s immigrant life, and you’ll want to read Giant again sometime in the future."
-Slings and Arrows
"Giant is a beautiful story, beautifully told. It's sad in many ways, but also hopeful. It's deeply human, and well worth the time it takes to read it."
"Giant is a stunning saga of uncommon folk in perilous times and one no lover of grand stories could possibly resist."
-Now Read This
"Mikaël conjures drama in each frame, with high-contrast and earth and sepia-toned washes that fit the period feel, which is underscored by historical references."
"Set during the construction of Rockefeller Center in the 1930s, this spectacularly drawn historical epic brings Depression-era New York City to riotous, romanticized life. Lives up to its inspiring setting, a muscular young city in a nation of immigrants, brimming with stories to tell."
9x12, 120pp., full color HC, $24.99, ISBN 9781681122533, e: 9781681122540, $16.99