“The title is Latin for ‘have mercy on us,’ and I can think of nothing better to call this book. Misery and despair are what fuels this one, and it is so beautifully, heart-breakingly done, it’s truly a wonder to behold.” – John Bruni, Tales of Unspeakable Taste
(Graphic novel; OUT OF PRINT.)
2006, second edition 2011
238 pages, black and white.
How far would you go to protect the people you love? What would you be willing to do to save them from your own mistakes?
On a cool and silent fall afternoon in an empty city park Mary Macklbee’s daughter was abducted from right in front of her. Unable to accept the thought of life without her daughter Mary sets out to find her even though doing so may mean traversing the crippling failures and insecurities that haunt her own past. On this dark and labyrinthine journey her path crosses the lives of other people lost in their own regrets, searching for the light, each on their own quest yet all intertwined.
This is a story of loss, pain, fear, loneliness, shame, and hope.