João on a Wire




Written and Illustrated by Roger Mello

Translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn

A fisherman’s young son lies in bed, tucked into his homespun bed cover. As he drifts off to sleep, he dreams that the bedcover takes on a life of its own, weaving and re-weaving itself into a myriad of shapes, nets, and figures. Mello brings João’s noctural flights of fancy to with intricate line drawings that pay homage to Brazilian folk art and embroidery.

Coming in 2019