Jonathan Cape 2011
Hardback 336pp Illustrated
9780224090254   Product Code: 22967
An inspired re-casting of Coleridge's famous poem, Nick Hayes's tale of environmental disaster is in the form of a graphic novel, using a powerful and poetic visual language. The wedding guest has become a divorced office worker eating sandwiches in the park, and the old seadog tells of killing the albatross, then finding his ship caught in the North Pacific Gyre 'surrounded/ by a wash of polythene/ swathes of polystyrene/ bobbed with tonnes of neoprene/ and polymethyl methacrylate'.