A Thousand Colour Castles (Hardcover)

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  • Myriam is a woman who sees things a little differently from other people. Strange figures in garish costumes accompany her to the post office, wild exotic plants sprout from supermarket shelves and phantom walls rise up to block her path.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Gareth Brookes  
    Author
    Gareth Brookes  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    3865095  
    EAN
    9780993563300  
    Genre
    Superheroes  
    ISBN
    9780993563300  
    Publisher
    Myriad Editions  
    Series
    Independents  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • Myriam is a woman who sees things a little differently from other people. Strange figures in garish costumes accompany her to the post office, wild exotic plants sprout from supermarket shelves and phantom walls rise up to block her path.

    Her husband Fred doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Whenever he looks there’s nothing there, and besides it’s no excuse for his breakfast not being ready on time.

    But when Myriam sees a young boy shut up in the house next door, who is apparently being held captive, she is determined to investigate, much to her husband’s fury.

    Soon he brings in reinforcements - their daughter, Clare - who is concerned about her mother’s state of mind, and the state of her inheritance. Myriam’s only ally is her four-year-old grandson, Jack, who is more than happy to see things her way.

    A Thousand Coloured Castles is a graphic novel where the sleepy suburbs of southern England melt into a world of hallucination, taking the reader through the doors of perception into a life where the surreal co-exists with the banal.

    With his customary wit and unique artistic approach, Brookes conjures both sympathy and despair for his characters trapped by the routine of daily life. If only they could just see…

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