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Forbidden Harbor
Forbidden Harbor

Forbidden Harbor

By Teresa Radice, Illustrated by Stefano Turconi


320 Pages, 7.5 x 10.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781681122328

Rights: WOR X UK

NBM Publishing (Sep 2019)

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Winner of the prestigious award for best graphic novel at the Lucca Comics Festival

In the summer of 1807, the Explorer, a ship from Her Majesty's Navy recovers a young shipwreck off the coast of Siam, Abel, who can only remember his name. He soon becomes friends with the first officer, acting as a captain because the commander of the ship has apparently absconded with the ship's treasure. Abel returns to England with the Explorer and finds accommodation at the inn run by the three fugitive captain's daughters. Well before he can recover his memory, however, he will discover something deeply disturbing about himself, and he will understand the true nature of some of the people who helped him. A haunting and intense book that digs into the soul of the protagonists as well as the reader, with a generous helping of good ol' fashioned salty adventure along with many a shanty sung and a sprinkling of magic dust. Presented in a handsome old style, with a worn-looking hardcover, as if taken from a ship captain's library. An uplifting, enthralling escape.


STARRED REVIEW "Radice's flowing prose and Turconi's fanciful pen invite even the utterly uninitiated to delve into the delight of a sailor's tale." —Emilia Packard, Library Journal

STARRED REVIEW "That rare gift of a graphic novel that embeds itself in a reader's memory, worthy of occupying permanent space in the mind and on the bookshelf" —Peter Dabbene, Foreword

"This heartfelt paean to sailing culture will treat readers to a resplendent expedition." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi were born close to each other in the mid-'70s but only met in 2004. She writes stories for a living; he draws them. They liked each other immediately and married the following year. Having discovered one another as curious travelers, avid readers and relentless dreamers, they travel around the world with nothing but boots and a rucksack. It wasn't long before, having walked together, they started telling stories together. Their first four-hand adventures were for Disney and in 2013 they created Violette. Around the World published and awarded in many countries including the US.