The King and the Sea (Hardcover)

By Heinz Janisch, Wolf Erlbruch (Illustrator)

Gecko Press, 9781877579943, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015



These stunningly illustrated, ultra-short stories are seemingly simple but ultimately profound tales. In each story, the king has an encounter which he tries to rule over. But of course the rain doesn't stop just because a king orders it, and tired eyelids can be much stronger than a king's will. The king sees that his power has limits; the world is diverse and much of it operates under its own rules.