The Fate Of Fausto Is Sailing Into Bookshops Today!

The new masterpiece from illustrator-author Oliver Jeffers is finally available in both the US and the UK, published by Philomel Books and Harper Collins Children’s Books.

The Fate Of Fausto is a stunning modern-day fable, created using beautiful traditional lithography.

A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers.
There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.
“You are mine,” Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea…
Working for the first time in traditional lithography, world-renowned talent, Oliver Jeffers, combines spectacular art with powerful prose, hand set using traditional lead type, to create a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.

A word from the author:

I was in a car on the north coast of Antrim, overlooking the sea while watching a storm come in. My thoughts wandered to my smallness against this rolling giant, and I thought of how much control we believe we have on nature when surely it’s the opposite. All the things on the pages are those I saw around me in that moment.
While the story is a fable for today, it also feels like an old tale. To honour this timelessness, I wanted to make it using traditional lithography and typesetting. The results are mildly controlled accidents that have stumbled upon beauty. This book feels radically different from any of my other books, but I feel it might hold the most power and importance in its intentions.”

A stunning presented ageless fable from the bestselling picture book creator of Here We Are and How to Catch a Star, The Fate of Fausto is the perfect gift for art lovers and Oliver Jeffers fans everywhere.

Praise for The Fate of Fausto:

“In an age of exquisite picture books, this is possibly the most beautiful of the year…” Imogen Carter / The Observer New Review

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