KUMD: Jack and the Ghost

A gothic, lyrical evocation of a shipwreck, ghosts, and lost—and found—love in a North Shore town

You might expect the partnership of Chan Poling (The  Suburbs, The New Standards) and Lucy Michell (Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles) to produce a musical - or at least an album.

But instead, they've produced a picture book.

Fellow musician Jeremy Messersmith says:

Jack and the Ghost is a gorgeously illustrated meditation on grief and loss, a poignant reminder to not let the ghosts of the past control the present.

Chan Poling says it's not a picture book for children, it's a children's book for adults, who, he hopes will find themselves in a flood of "beautiful tears" at the end.

 

Listen to the whole interview.

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FALL/WINTER 2022-23 BOOKS

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Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

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