Written by Timothée de Fombelle and Illustrated by Christian Cailleaux
EISNER AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST US EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL
New York, 1954. On the roof of an apartment building, a young woman patiently tends to her beehives and seems to be longing for someone or some thing. In the building across the street lives a kingpin of crime, isolated from the world, except for one mysterious weekly outing. They don’t know each other, but they can see one another. Between them, the void, a police car, and a private fenced-in park under lock and key. What could possibly connect these two solitary beings—a former Opéra de Paris dancer and an elusive man whom everyone fears? Gramercy Park is one of those rare graphic novels that defies the obvious and clichéd, allowing the reader the freedom to wander in this mysterious adventure and get lost in the poetic script of Timothée de Fombelle and embrace the delicate drawings and muted colors of Christian Cailleaux.
Translated by Edward Gauvin / 6.5″ x 9″ / hardcover / color / 96 pp / ISBN 978-1-68405-550-0