The concept is very simple,according to Neil Gaiman, give someone you know a scary book on Halloween.
Random House Gets Graphic suggests The Spectral Engine, a perfect book to give away for All Hallows Read. A groundbreaking and stunningly illustrated literary graphic novel that weaves together historically documented Canadian ghost stories from across the centuries into a timeless narrative of life, death, and redemption. Could there be a better way to celebrate the spookiest day of the year?
Plot of The Spectra Engine: Decades after the Empress of Ireland, a luxury passenger steamboat, disappears into the dark waters of the St. Lawrence River along with 1,012 souls, the wreck of the ship continues to claim victims. A young escaped slave attempts to make the treacherous journey across the Detroit River to freedom via the Underground Railroad. A ghostly white horse is a heartbreaking reminder of a bloody conflict between two First Nations tribes. The triumphant completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway brings only tragedy to a Chinese railway worker. And in a poignant story of urban isolation and the desire for human connection, a young woman discovers that loneliness transcends death. By turns chilling and moving, this breathtaking book is a powerful reminder of the deeply human yearning to be remembered.
For readers of Neil Gaiman, Jeff Lemire’s Essex County, Charles Burns’s Black Hole, and Chester Brown’s national bestseller Louis Riel.
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