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Out in the Open

Words by Jesús Carrasco

Art by Javi Rey

Translated by Lawrence Schimel

Hardback, 144 pp, $24.99

A young boy flees a town ruled by violence and ravaged by drought. Before him lies a lifeless expanse of baked earth; beyond that, the unknown.

Hunted by a merciless gang of townsfolk, the boy is ill-equipped and unprepared. He has no food, no water. He is tormented by nightmares. One night, he crosses paths with an elderly goatherd – and from that moment, nothing will be the same again.

At once both bleak and hauntingly beautiful, Jesús Carrasco and Javi Rey’s Out in the Open is a high-stakes dystopian drama about finding humanity in a world torn apart by violence.

Jesús Carrasco

Jesús Carrasco was born in Badajoz, Spain, and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Out in the Open, his debut novel, won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016 and has been published in over 20 countries.

Javi Rey

Javi Rey was born in Brussels but grew up and lives in Barcelona. After graduating from university, he studied at the prestigious Catalan illustration school Escola Joso. He is the author of Adelante (written by frank Giroud) and Un Maillot Pour L'Algérie.