Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley
There are many stories from history that we do not know. It isn’t that in every case they are totally forgotten, though that is true in some cases, for sometimes people do know the story, but the story is not widely known. This graphic novel relates one of those known but unknown stories.
The novel tales two stories. The first is that of the slave who not only find themselves kidnapped but then stranded on a small island. The second is group of scholars many years later as they struggle to piece together what happened. There is the stark contrast between the deprivations that the shipwrecked people suffered to that of the relative ease in which the researchers live.
The dual stories work, as the graphic novel is true. It is a non-fiction graphic novel. Once you realize this is account and that is why some of the characters aren’t as fully developed as they would be in more fictional and less scholarly accounts.
The amount of information that the book conveys is quite nice and the art work is lovely.