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A Gift for a Ghost: 05/28/20

A Gift for a Ghost

A Gift for a Ghost by Borja González was originally published in Spain as The Black Holes in 2018. I have the Spanish copy on hand and will be reading it soon. It's two parallel stories, one set in 1856 and the other in 2016, about young women bucking against expectations to make their own place in the world.

In 1856 Teresa, a young aristocrat, would prefer to write avantgarde horror poetry. She imagines herself talking to a skeleton who doesn't think they're dead. Later in the graphic novel, it might be a bit of overlap with the 2016 plot.

In 2016 Gloria, Laura, and Christina living by the same lake want to start a punk rock band. Their lyrics are odd — a mixture of horror and general relativity.

Whether or not there is actual time travel or just like mindedness across the two eras is up to the reader to decide. The art and text is ambiguous. Regardless, the story is compelling and beautiful.

Five stars

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