Alone

Alone

Last 4 in stock
ISBN
9780571332441
Published
03/05/2018
9780571332441
Format
Paperback
Price
£15.99
Paperback
384

About the Book

On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, yet the fishermen never leave their boat, and never meet him.
Years spent on this deserted rock, with imagination his sole companion, has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be... nothing. And so, why would you ever want to leave? But, one day, as curiosity gets the better of him, a new boatman steps onto the island…
Intertwining tenderness, despair, and humour, Alone captures how someone can be an everyman, and every man is someone.

On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, yet the fishermen never leave their boat, and never meet him.Years spent on this deserted rock, with imagination his sole companion, has made the lighthouse keeper something more than alone, something else entirely. For him, what lies beyond the horizon might be... nothing. And so, why would you ever want to leave? But, one day, as curiosity gets the better of him, a new boatman steps onto the island…Intertwining tenderness, despair, and humour, Alone captures how someone can be an everyman, and every man is someone.
“This small, graceful story becomes a lush fairy tale through Chabouté’s stunning black-and-white art . . . Widely regarded as his masterpiece. It’s a visually stunning humanist fable.”
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Chabouté uses acute detail and tactile, sensual black lines to carve an expansive vision from confined spaces, and draws a deep emotional reservoir from simple actions, tiny moments, and small gestures. This kind of pacing and focus creates resonant, textured space, both physical and emotional, and turns a story filled with gothic trappings into something strikingly poignant.”
- Booklist (starred review)

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