The best books of 2014
Updated: 2014-12-10 10:39
PENG LUN, GRANTA MAGAZINE'S CHINESE EDITION'S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
By Ma Daishu
The Leaf is a wordless graphic novel about a lonely young man and his sense of belonging in a labyrinthine city painted in grays and blues. It's a world of industrial piping that changes when the man finds a leaf that emits light. He discovers the city's secret and the power of a single leaf in this industrialized world.
"The pencil shading punctuated with a spot of color creates a unique aesthetic. The book is a meaningful urban fable," Peng Lun says.