Hugh is a fisherman with a special relationship to the sea; a relationship based on respect and reverence. But when Hugh feels that the sea has betrayed him, the whole of his existence is thrown out of whack. Hell-bent on settling the score, Hugh takes his revenge to the extreme, jeopardizing not only himself, but his family in the process.
Ultimately, That Salty Air is a powerful story about change, and the price one pays for trifling with the natural order of things. This is a deceptively simple-looking debut work with tinges of the Old Man and the Sea and Moby Dick, some lovely cartooning touches (great use of panels and sound effects) and a lot of emotion – highly recommended and suitable for younger teens as well as adults; at this price you should take a chance on a new talent.
Top Shelf, paperback, 120 pages, published April 2008
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 February, 2008.