Book Trailer Thursday: ALONE by Chabouté

The trailer for Chabouté’s Alone (Gallery 13/Simon & Schuster), an award-winning graphic novel and international bestseller newly available in English, introduces readers to the solitary life of a lighthouse-keeper stationed in the middle of the ocean. The hermit has only fish and a dictionary to occupy his days—until the sailor responsible for his provisions begins to leave notes with the weekly food delivery. This exploration of isolation is notable for its unhurried pace and voiceless pathos.

“Chabouté uses acute detail and tactile, sensual black lines to carve an expansive vision from confined spaces,” Jesse Karp writes in his starred Booklist review. Translated from the French by Ivanka Hahnenberger, Alone comes out this week.

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