Norm Konyu’s unsettling new graphic novel The Junction is the story of Lucas Jones, an 11 year-old who one day disappears along with his father, only to return 12 years later—seemingly unchanged and still 11 years old—without the father, who remains missing. A police detective and a child psychologist doggedly pursue an answer to this riddle, probing the uncommunicative child for answers. But Lucas offers only four polaroid photos, along with a personal journal with entries that reference a place called The Junction, experiential tokens that offer bits of information about his puzzling disappearance. In this 12-page excerpt, Lucas has returned to his family enveloped in a disquieting mystery about his life. Norm Konyu’s The Junction will be published by Titan Books this month.