Not so much an illustrated novel as a technicolour delirium. Martin Scorsese meets Jack Kerouac under LSD. Enter, read and discover.
The grotesque and fearsome Diotisalvi brothers control all the illegal business in New York. One day, completely by surprise, multi-millionaire Camel Horovitz exiles them and imposes a new reign of terror. Old Camel will only allow the Diotisalvi to return to New York on one impossible condition: they must find a way to rid him of the double hump that has earned him his nickname. The Diotisalvis embark upon a crazy adventure in search of a solution, a journey that will take them to Ushuaia, at the very ends of the earth. There, they will encounter Carlos Gardel’s albino twin, Charles Darwin’s lost son, a Madrileñan bullfighter and his bulls, a woman who is crossing Patagonia on foot and gradually becomes black, a dinosaur, a vast ship, a forgotten jazz singer, the Japanese creator of Godzilla, an Indian woman who speaks 364 languages... And a Cyclops, that mysterious legend, a phenomenon capable of performing a thousand and one miracles.
“The words that could have come from the writer, are providedhere by the illustrator. One might think that going through life withonly one eye would impede a person’s vision but in the case ofthis Patagonian native it is an advantage, because it enables himto do something that the rest of us – mafia hitmen, albino singers,dinosaur hunters or black servants – cannot: to see the comic sideof tragic situations. We invite the readers of this book to follow suit.To laugh, because life is short and it usually ends badly. And that’sthat.” - Oscar Grillo illustrator of the novel