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His Dream of the Skyland: The Walled City Trilogy (Book One)

His Dream of the Skyland: The Walled City Trilogy (Book One)

by Aya Morton and Anne Opotowsky

ISBN 978-1-60309-429-0

$29.99 (US)

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“A stunning piece of work… it has depth, lots of drama, bucket-loads of charm, and comedy and tragedy in equal measure. His Dream of the Skyland is a beautiful book that looks set to become a classic.” Grovel

“It opens with a scene of furtive, hurried sex… but this astounding tale, by veteran screenwriter and journalist Opotowsky, belies its prosaic beginning. With well-drawn characters, naturalistic storytelling and cultural explorations, it's a stunner.” Miami Herald

“The full-color art creates a rich and mysterious world populated by sinister gangsters, generous prostitutes, tragic acrobats, and the curious inhabitants of the Walled City -- people who don't exist because they have no papers. This intriguing combination of historical fiction and modern folktale explores the magic and corruption of colonial Hong Kong.” Library Journal

“Stunning... a multi-tiered tale of fleeting innocence, child theft, criminal acquisition, opium addiction and the earliest days of Kowloon’s illegal ghetto.” Shelf Abuse

“Ravishing and remarkable.” — Paul Gravett, author of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

In 1925, Hong Kong struggles with growing pains. Two destructive Opium Wars have transformed what once was a sleepy tropical inlet into a bustling international crossroads, full of risks and wonders, torn between Chinese and British cultures. When Song Lu starts his new job as a Dead Letter Carrier, the curious teenager is drawn to the mysterious Walled City of Kowloon, a lawless urban enclave and haven for refugees… but an alarming trend of missing children will drive him deeper and deeper into the city’s secrets. Meanwhile, his best friends Yubo and Xi find their own paths to adult power and responsibility, with dark and irreversible consequences.

Emmy Award-winning writer Anne Opotowsky and stunning artist Aya Morton present a massive saga of ambition, loyalty, and the walls we build inside and out, animating an irresistible historical setting with powerful modern resonance. -- a 312-page, full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 8" x 10”

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