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Its a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs.

But this utopia hides a dark secret.

First there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water.

Then there is the odd fact that all the children are aging rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older—every half hour—and there doesnt seem to be any way out of the cove. Levys dramatic storytelling works seamlessly with Peeterss sinister art to create a profoundly disturbing and fantastical mystery.

Praise for Sandcastle:

“Begins like a murder mystery, continues like an episode of The Twilight Zone, and finishes with a kind of existentialism that wouldnt be out of place in a Von Trier film.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

Sandcastle is a fast 112-page read you won't be able to put down.”  Cleveland.com

“Peeters and Lévy convey some profound, if profoundly unsubtle, truths about the human condition. Weighty stuff, expertly told.” —The Comics Bulletin

Review:

"A secluded beach becomes the stage for self-discovery for various strangers bound together during the most important moment of their lives in this graphic novel, which begins like a murder mystery, continues like an episode of the Twilight Zone, and finishes with a kind of existentialism that wouldn't be out of place in a Von Trier film. An early morning vignette with a mysterious swimmer and a perching voyeur is soon interrupted when families arrive at the beach, bringing their cluttered lives with them. The geological, primordial beauty of the cove can't soften the anger and sarcasm of the complicated generational relationships that land on it that morning — the spousal bickering, the teenage angst, as multiple visitors snipe, attempt to escape from each other, demand attention that never comes, and fixate on tiny quirks about their day that soon blossom into something to panic about. When the members of the group finally understand their situation, they find themselves challenged to cherish every moment of life that might be left for them after years of never living at all. Levy is Peeters's collaborator on a film adaptation of the graphic memoir Blue Pills; together they take this idea to frantic, metaphoric heights." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Pierre Oscar Levy is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He lives in France. Frederik Peeterss previous graphic novels have received multiple nominations for top awards at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. He lives in Switzerland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906838386
Author:
Levy, Pierre Oscar
Publisher:
SelfMadeHero
Author:
Lvy, Pierre Oscar
Author:
Levy, Pierre
Author:
Peeters, Frederick
Author:
Peeters, Frederik
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Crime and Mystery
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130507
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
104 illustrations
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A secluded beach becomes the stage for self-discovery for various strangers bound together during the most important moment of their lives in this graphic novel, which begins like a murder mystery, continues like an episode of the Twilight Zone, and finishes with a kind of existentialism that wouldn't be out of place in a Von Trier film. An early morning vignette with a mysterious swimmer and a perching voyeur is soon interrupted when families arrive at the beach, bringing their cluttered lives with them. The geological, primordial beauty of the cove can't soften the anger and sarcasm of the complicated generational relationships that land on it that morning — the spousal bickering, the teenage angst, as multiple visitors snipe, attempt to escape from each other, demand attention that never comes, and fixate on tiny quirks about their day that soon blossom into something to panic about. When the members of the group finally understand their situation, they find themselves challenged to cherish every moment of life that might be left for them after years of never living at all. Levy is Peeters's collaborator on a film adaptation of the graphic memoir Blue Pills; together they take this idea to frantic, metaphoric heights." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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