Daily Graphic Novel Recommendation 184

The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún

by Nagabe
Genre notes: fable-esque, faery tale-esque, horny guys, er... guys with horns
5+ vols
ISBN: 1626924678 (Amazon)

It bums me out that this series isn't complete, in the can, and on my shelves, because I want them all—because so far this series is straight magic. It's beautiful, spare, touching, and imaginative. It doesn't overplay its hand and it's a haunting delight.

Basically, there's this little girl who was left behind outside the city walls where the cursed outsiders dwell. Being touched by an outsider means that you too will be cursed and will turn black and grow horns like they do. Only this little girl lives in a small cottage with one of the outsiders who is bent on protecting her and teaching her. He looks like a monster but he worries about telling her the truth about how she was left behind by the Auntie whose return she eagerly awaits. There is the mystery and the politic, but at the end of the day, this is about a little girl in a dark world.

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