“The lives of two teenage girls living 160 years apart intertwine in this magical coming-of-age story . . . [an] evocative graphic novel.” —Publishers Weekly
An untalented punk band and a parallel dimension—what could go wrong? In Borja González’s stunning graphic novel, two parallel stories reflect and intertwine in a tale of youthful dreams and desires. In 1856, Teresa, a young aristocrat, is more interested in writing avant-garde horror poetry than making a suitable marriage. In 2016, three teenage girls, Gloria, Laura, and Cristina, want to start a punk band called the Black Holes. They have everything they need: attitude, looks, instinct . . . and an alarming lack of musical talent. They’ve barely started rehearsing when strange things begin to happen. As their world and Teresa’s intersect, they’re haunted by the echo of something that happened 160 years ago.
“Elegantly crafted, with delicate cartooning and a brilliant autumnal color palette, González’s first full-length work delivers a quietly emotional evocation of the universal hopes and desires linking characters across centuries.” —Library Journal
“This thoughtful, graceful look into young women trying to find their place in the world may appeal to other adolescent, frustrated artists.” —Booklist
“A Gift for a Ghost is an uncommon fantasy that speaks to the perennial, difficult-to-verbalize issues that teenagers face.” —BookPage
“A Gift for A Ghost is the exact opposite of the way so many stories are told today . . . It’s about collaboration between the reader and the work and creating a personal experience from it, something that all the best creative works aspire to.” —The Comics Beat