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Map of Days

By Robert Hunter
Illustrated by Robert Hunter

Richard can’t stop thinking about the clock. He lies in bed each night listening to its tick-tocking, to the pendulum’s heavy swing. Why does his granddad open its old doors in secret and walk into the darkness beyond?

One night, too inquisitive to sleep, Richard tiptoes from his bed, opens the cherry wood door of the grandfather clock, and steps inside. There, in a strange, nebulous twilight, he sees the face the Earth, locked forever in a simulated world, where green things seem to grow in the semblance of trees and plants, from unreal soil. In this quasi-world they sit together for many nights, the face and the boy, talking quietly of creation and the beginning of all things. Moved by the face’s ancient tale of mysterious, magnetic love, Richard longs to release him. So one night he secretly winds back the hands of the grandfather clock, and changes time forever…

  • The success of this title has prompted this reissue, which features a brand new cover.
  • A beautiful, surreal and absorbing visual story, unlike anything else.
  • Robert Hunter is a rising star - his previous Nobrow title, The New Ghost, was very well received.

About the author

Robert Hunter is a London based illustrator. Working on a range of projects in both print and moving image, he is keen to keep applying his work to new disciplines. Robert currently works from Lighthouse Studios in East London and is signed to Blink art. Selected clients include the New York Times, The Guardian, and the V&A.

ISBN: 9781910620298
Imprint: Nobrow
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Dimensions: 160 x 290mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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