In a universe set in an unspecified past and made of castles, gardens, nannies, labyrinths and carriages, announced by a devastating blizzard and a terrible scream, two little twins are born: Lilo and Lila.
Inextricably bound by their long red hair, they grow up contemplating one another in “a kingdom of solitary dreams” that doesn’t need the outer world and can break the heart of anyone who tries to interfere with it.
“You and me, me and you…
You, you, me, me…”
Until one spring on of the two girls finds love…
“The story is about two twin sisters bound by their hair from birth” explains Ana Juan “and was written by Matz Mainka, who developed the concept of infinite love and interdependence. We worked together and developed this romantic idea of union of souls, symbolized by the hair.”
A union of souls that, page after page, unfolds like the voluptuous tresses of red hair, a fil rouge that pierces the greyish tones of sepia and charcoal, enveloping the characters and turning into monsters, dragons, castles, but also chains that leave no way out and lead to madness.
Ana Juan is a Spanish illustrator, author and painter. Born in Valencia in 1961, she moved to Madrid in the early 1980s. She exhibits her works and publishes her books all over the world – Spain, United States, Japan. Well acknowledged for her original, melancholic, romantic and sometimes merciless interpretation of reality and its stories, Ana has illustrated several covers for the New Yorker, editorials for El País and the covers of many novels by Isabel Allende and others classics of the world literature.
Ana Juan was awarded – among other prizes – the Ezra Jack Keats Prize for best new illustrator (The Night Eater, 2005), the Premio Junceda de Ilustración (For you are a Kenyan Child, 2007) and, in 2010, the prestigious Premio Nacional de Ilustración by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Books published by #logosedizioni: Amantes (from which the following short stories have also been individually published: Different Love, Faithful Love, Fickle Love, Final Love, Unknown Love and Weekly Love (all available also in Italian, Spanish and French), Circus, L’isola, Snowhite, Sorelle, Postcards Ana Juan, Demeter (also available in Italian, French and Spanish), Promises (also available in Italian, French and Spanish), Complete Works, Carmilla, Lacrimosa (also available in Italian and French), Frida and Anna dei miracoli.
Matz Mainka is a German artist known for his illustrations and comic strips which he publishes in various European countries – mainly Spain and Germany. Here he is the author of this sentimental and tragic tale.
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