Thank you for breaking my heart in a beautiful way.
The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya: Vol II 1st Ed
A downloadable comic
EBOOK & SUPPLEMENTARY PDF
In the second and final installment of the Eisner-nominated online graphic novel, we follow Zeynel, a carpet merchant turned vampire, as he travels across the West in search of home, after the passing of his wife, Ayse. Through a young English friend, Alfred Grimsley, Zeynel builds a temporary residence in a town in Southeast England. There he finds himself at the centre of a fad for all things Turkish, grappling with the meaning of home as it is distorted by the lens of Orientalism. Meanwhile, he and Alfred must deal with the return of Mora Strigoi, an ancient Roman vampire, who is now seeking forgiveness for his sins.
A modern Gothic satire, peeling apart the trope of vampire as 'the foreigner', and recognising that true vampirism is in the Western consumption of Eastern bodies and objects.
A dramatic narrative about the healing power of compassion, arising out of faith, love and legacy.
This is the ebook bundle for the 2nd volume of The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, 1st ed.
1. Book 3 and Book 4.
2. a supplementary guidebook, which contains historical background, and authorial notes
3. a collection of fan poetry by Gwendoline Esther Hay
Book 1 and Book 2 are available in Vol I.
Review of The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Vol I.
"This is one of those stories that genuinely makes you feel like there's still hope for humanity, it's heartbreaking and sweet at the same time. Beautiful storytelling melds with incredible artwork and it makes this one of the best stories I've ever read. " Coley, Goodreads.