“All this will soon be yours, respect what I have built and make it prosper.”
These are the last words of an old industrialist before dying. While the three sons discuss how to fulfill their father’s wishes, the daughter lists for them the disastrous environmental consequences that this would entail.
After a few pages with a condensed text, the narration is left to Armin Greder’s uncompromising, ruthless illustrations, where the silence becomes more powerful than any word. The Inheritance tells us about the greed and dull blindness of those who hold the economic power, and at the same time reminds that silence and indifference are in fact complicity.
Also represented by Koja Agency:
The City (2009)
Rights sold: German, English, Spanish
The Very Lonely Snake (2016)
Rights sold: Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Catalan
Books by the same author
- Shortlisted - Best Picture Book of the Year Children's Book by the Council of Australia (CBCA)