A Gift for a Ghost
Borja Gonzalez, illustrated by Borja Gonzalez
An untalented punk band and a parallel dimension - what could go wrong? In Borja Gonzalez'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 avantgarde 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.
Borja Gonzalez is a selftaught illustrator and strip cartoonist. His first published title was La Reina Orquidea, a precious and haunting short piece which placed the author at the center of national attention. A Gift for a Ghost is his first longform work. He lives in Badajoz, Spain.