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(W/A/CA) Manuele Fior
A sublime and romantic journey into Egyptian
grandeur and a romance in the making, from the
incomparable Manuele Fior (Celestia).

Teresa's life has always been a comfortable straight line, with
every goal set for herself achieved right on schedule. It comes as
little surprise when she wins a prestigious scholarship to help
mount an exhibition in Berlin celebrating the discovery of Tutankhamen's
tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. Ruben is a fellow
young Italian who never finished his art studies and views Berlin
as his personal playground. When Teresa and Ruben meet, fate
will forever change the trajectory of their existence.
Hypericum follows, in parallel, Carter's landmark 1920s
discovery in Egypt and Teresa and Ruben's passionate yet tormented
love affair, set in 1990s Berlin. Between Egypt and Berlin,
the two eras confront and intertwine in a story that has at its
center the hypericum, or St. John's wort, a plant with unusual

This sublimely romantic journey into Egyptian grandeur, the vibrations of youth,
and the anxiety of the heart is a masterpiece of graphic fiction by one of the world's
great contemporary graphic novelists, about how the strongest bonds are created
by the passage of time.