From the remarkable Roxane Gay, a graphic novel of her bestselling short story, a world where a tragic event has taken away the light of the sun. Recommended By Doug C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay's New York Times bestelling short story "We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness" as a full length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines and a tragic event forever bathes the world in darkness.
When I was a young girl, my husband's father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.
Follow one woman's powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival she'll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil.
"The glowing hope within this tale will be welcome to readers in dark times." Publishers Weekly
"As the narrative explores notions of identity, guilt and survival, the characters find that sources of light and hope remain, even in perpetual night." Shelf Awareness
"This deeply romantic sf/fairy tale hybrid exploring class issues, identity, and survivor's guilt is brought to life through Kirby's graceful illustrations." Library Journal
About the Author
Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney's, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles.
Tracy Lynne Oliver is a writer based in Los Angeles. She has been published online at a variety of places such as Medium, Fanzine,and Occulum. Her story, "This Weekend" was chosen to be in "Best Microfiction 2019." This is her first graphic novel adaptation.
Rebecca Kirby is a comic artist and illustrator based out of Philadelphia best known for her original comics, Biopsy and Cramps, which have been featured on Vice and Waves, featured in Fantagraphics Now: The New Comics Anthology #4.