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This is another disturbing novel without words by the Polish artist-illustrator of The Depository. The narrative is rendered entirely as a sequence of 300 pages of compelling drawings and photo-montages. The Secret projects an unsettling story about a young woman and her two children who vanish from their apartment one evening, leaving a distraught husband to follow a trail of sinister signs and traces left by their abductors. There is something alarming and almost occult in the forces at work in the background, and a turning point in the mystery is a giant camera obscura which ultimately envelops everything. The Secret, in its metamorphosis of daily reality into a dark and frightening dream world, leaves a stream of surreal images and ideas in the visual memory and the mind.
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