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Description - In the Pines by Erik Kriek

In the pines, in the pines, where the sun never shines and we shiver when the cold wind blows.

For over a century, the murder ballad has held a prominent place in American roots music, although its origins lie in Britain and Scandinavia. These songs tell raw stories of unrequited love, betrayal, violence, life, and death. Inspired by classics of the genre such as "Pretty Polly" and "Long Black Veil," as well as contemporary songs by Steve Earle, Nick Cave, and Gillian Welch, Erik Kriek has crafted five graphic narratives that embody the spirit of the murder ballad tradition and prove that the deepest darkness harbors tales that daylight would never tolerate.

Eerie, bloody, wistful, and strange, In the Pines will lead you down to the very heart of the forest - where the wild roses grow and where the ghosts wander, their long-buried secrets unfurling in song.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781786892140
ISBN-10: 1786892146
Format: Hardback
(282mm x 205mm x 16mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Erik Kriek

Erik Kriek is an award-winning graphic artist. His work has featured in a wide variety of international magazines and newspapers, and he has written and drawn the comic book Gutsman since 1994. In the Pines was awarded the 2016 Rudolph Dirks Award and 'Album of the Year' by the 2017 Dutch Comics Days, and has been translated into seven languages. He lives in Amsterdam.

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