Sunday, October 1, 2017


Alone by Chaboute, 367 pages.
Very detailed, evocative, and moving black-ink drawings that tell the story of a disfigured man who has spent his life alone on a deserted island. His parents had tended the lighthouse there; before they died they had arranged for supplies to be delivered regularly for their son.
He has spent his time with a dictionary, items that have washed up out of the sea, and his imagination. When the boat that has delivered supplies for many years takes on a new crew member things begin to change for the protagonist. The drawings outpace the story, but still a worthwhile read.

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