The Silver Darlings
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Quarter-bound hardcover | 60 pages | B&W
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Ayrshire, 1967. It’s Danny’s last summer in his small fishing community before he leaves for college. With a camera at his side and a head full of modern ideas, he's determined to challenge the age-old superstitions held by the crew of his father's boat, The Silver Darling. But by taking aboard a strictly forbidden cargo, Danny gets more than he bargained before and learns a few lessons of his own.
“A fond tale of youthful scepticism tempered by the experience of comradeship at sea, [The Silver Darlings is] brought touchingly to life by Morris's sharp-edged lines and evocative ink-washes.”
- Colin Smith, Q Magazine
“Will Morris sculpts a world of wild, glittering seas and inner turmoil from delicate watercolour, expressive lines and sparse, potent words. You can practically smell the sea salt on his drawings. Superstition, luck – it’s all in the mind, isn’t it? The Silver Darlings makes irrational beliefs as tangible as waves, as biting as storm spray in your face. A beautiful book.”
- Nick Abadzis, Eisner-winning author of Laika and Hugo Tate