The twins Hulva and Sylfa hunt for their father in this captivating fairy tale for adults
Twin girls Hulva and Sylfa have lived their entire life in the Fairy Forest with their mother, the Gingerbread Matron. The mystery of their missing father enthrals them. Ultimately, they succeed in wresting his name from their mother, who crumbles into tiny pieces at the revelation.
What secrets are connected to this enigmatic man named Sam Delta? The girls set off to find out. On their eye-opening trip through the forest to the river delta, the twins learn many lessons: about each other, life, people and the world’s afflictions.
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“I don’t know if it’s the great lakes and endless forests, seeing the sun less than six months in the year, or consuming really strong alcohol (certainly all part of their reality), but [the Finnish comic artists] bring to the graphic novels an originality that artists of other nationalities do not have. (…) Kati Kovács (…) is super funny.” – Ronan Lancelot, Les Dossiers de la Bande Dessinée (dBD), France
“A rich and vivid landscape bursting at the seams and splashed willy-nilly over the frames and borders. The drawings move from detailed to sketchy – all in an effort to build a concentrated atmosphere. The comic reverberates like the murky delta blues.” – Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland
“The Delta Twins is a fantastical children’s book, although its content is hardly suitable for children. (…) Kovács’ grotesque and exaggerated illustrative style is full of hilarious detail.” – Savon Sanomat newspaper, Finland
“Kovács’ book The Delta Twins is a mischievous yet profound story of the twin girls’ search for their father.” – Ilta-Sanomat tabloid, Finland