Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi’s beautifully illustrated graphic novel Forbidden Harbor combines high adventure, betrayal, and mystery on the open sea with a deeply moving love story in a richly imagined literary tribute to the ships, sailors, and mythologies of 19th century tall ship sailing. In this nine-page excerpt the crew of the Explorer discovers a mysterious stowaway onboard and takes him to the ship’s captain Nathan MacLeod. The captain quickly realizes that he and the young man share an unexplainable connection to the woman MacLeod has fallen deeply in love with. Forbidden Harbor was translated by Carla Roncalli di Montorio and will be published in September by NBM.