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Daughters of Snow and Cinders (Hardcover)
Princess Mononoke meets Jack London in this gritty, ecofeminist adventure.
Fleeing the fires of her war-torn homeland, a young woman travels to the New World in search of gold to rebuild her life. In this strange, lawless land, Joana encounters friends (the kind Native women Tala and Opa), foes (the cruel gold hunter Matwei and his men), and an unexpected traveling companion who may just be her good luck charm — and amidst the icy reaches of the wilderness, a fearsome fantastical beast lurks in the shadows.
The English debut of Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Núria Tamarit, Daughters of Snow and Cinders conjures the awesome natural beauty of the frozen north in vibrant color. A rugged adventure story with two strong young women at its heart, this graphic novel offers a poignant message about the urgent need for humanity to overcome our greed and base impulses to be good stewards of the world in which we live and depend on.
About the Author
Núria Tamarit is an illustrator and comic artist based in Valencia. Her graphic world is marked by fantastical elements, voluptuous plant forms, dreamy creatures, and powerful female characters. Her previous books include Two Coins (Dos Monedas, 2019, winner of the first Valencia Graphic Novel Award) and Giantess (Géante, 2020, with Jean-Christophe Deveney).
Jenna Allen is a freelance translator based in Colorado.
Award-winning Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Tamarit makes her English-language debut with this fantasy adventure, in which she creates a haunting landscape of rich textures that weave a dark fable set in the time of the American gold rush.
— Library Journal
A gorgeously illustrated ecofeminist epic that explores philosophical themes of greed, betrayal, companionship, and the fight for survival.
— AIPT Comics
Tamarit proves to be a master of color theory, splashing her vibrant tapestry with hues that enhance the mood of each scene.
— Cinema Sentries
Beautiful and haunting.
— The Graphic Library
Daughters of Snow and Cinders is an epic adventure of the type that could have been conceived by Jack London... and a memorable twist on the coming of age story with a positive female emphasis.
— The Slings and Arrows