Wow! This book came out of nowhere. Nearly 300 pages in length, this oversize softcover is the product of a pair of Americans that has been issued by Gestalt Publishing of Australia and beautifully printed in Singapore on heavy, flat white stock. Written by Anne Opotowsky and fabulously rendered by Aya Morton in a unique water color fashion, employing an asian-inflected brushwork style with a muted, limited palette that excludes black line and hews to blue (do yourself a favor and check out these page samples). Set in early 20th century Hong Kong, specifically the Kowloon area, it follows the adventures of a young man, Song, as he sets out to explore the possibilities life has to offer. Believe it or not, this mammoth tome is only the first volume of the Walled City Trilogy! Anyone interested in learning more, should take a moment to read Paul Gravett's heavily illustrated review of His Dream, HERE.
>>>> ** NOW AVAILABLE IN A NEW (and lower priced) US EDITION, HERE.**