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The Walking Man is, truly, a one of a kind work, and so we are happy to announce that it is once again available in English. It is a work where nothing happens; which leaves room for everything. Whereas most stories work through constructing a specific arrangement of time in a causal sequence that narrows the focus to follow the thread of the narrative, where A leads to B and B leads to C, and then working all the variations and permutations that causality is subject to and so inducing a sense of expectation, progress and suspense in the reader, as they wonder what will happen next, how it will turn out, how it will end... The Walking Man does not. It does not look forward nor look back, but stays in the present moment, as the titular character simply puts one foot after the other, feeling the ground beneath his feet, and the sun on his back and the breeze on his face without any thought of what happens next, instead letting his walk take him where it will go, taking you, the reader, with him on his walk, and so allowing you, too, to enter the present moment, leaving everything else behind...
What we have here is the third English language edition of this amazing compendium, the prior two being both out of print. How is it different from the first two? Well, for starters, it is the first “unflipped” English language edition, maintaining the original right to left page orientation and reading direction. Second, it contains a bonus story not ever before published in English, and, furthermore, this new story employs color to signify temporal transition, thereby cleverly insinuating this previously absent dimension. There is also a bonus gallery that presents the covers of the two prior editions, also in full color.