"This is the book Brian Selznick wrote while he and his husband were trapped on opposite sides of the country during pandemic isolation.
It is melancholy, full of loneliness and grief, but also love and companionship.
Time is slow or non-existent, until it's not. Life is fantastic and dreamy, unreal, until it is too real. The world is somehow fluid and shattered at the same time.
The stories feel like strange rocks you collected on the beach and you keep in your pockets. You run your fingers over them and they are precious because they are so strange, and so familiar."
An astounding new feat of storytelling from Brian Selznick, the award-winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck.
A ship. A garden. A library. A key.
In Kaleidoscope, the incomparable Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. At the center of their relationship is a mystery about the nature of grief and love which will look different to each reader. Kaleidoscope is a feat of storytelling that illuminates how even the wildest tales can help us in the hardest times.