Cathy Malkasian

In this wry graphic novel, dreams take bodily form on an island; when they stop coming, Eartha travels to the City Across the Sea, where the dreamers are from, to find out why.
Malkasian’s stunning landscapes and depictions of nature, gestural character nuance, and sophisticated storytelling are on display in her latest graphic novel. For a thousand years, the unfinished dreams―sex fantasies, murder plots, wishful thinking―from the City Across the Sea came to Echo Fjord to find sanctuary. Emerging from the soil, they took bodily form and wandered the land, gently guided by the fjord folk. But recently they’ve stopped coming, and Eartha wants solve the mystery. Without thought or hesitation―the city isn’t on any map, or in anyone’s memory―she ventures into the limitless waters, hoping to find the City. Two color illustrations throughout.

status Copy #1 (4383): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Magical Realism
publisher Fantagraphic Books
publish date 2017
popularity checked out 10 time(s)


  • By Meg Duke -

    What a dream! Beautiful art featuring quirky weirdos and gorgeous landscapes, and a thoughtful exploration of the power and importance of dreams

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