The Golden Helmsman, here presented and expanded with the collection of short stories known as The Lady With the Blue Eyebrows, offers a kaleidoscope of life in a Californian city of the 21st century.
Pollux's stories range from the comedic to the surreal. The picaresque tales and amusing drawings are linked by a common thread of loneliness. In this connection of disconnection, the inhabitants of San Tesifonte maneuver their way through a dystopic world of hurricanes, wars, head lice, teapots, and stop-motion films.
San Tesifonte is a town stricken by a freak hurricane as well as by the usual emotions and follies of man.
A stop-motion filmmaker falls in love with a sprinter; a creationist works at a hated museum gift shop; a barber falls for a capoeira dancer; a man remakes the face of a mountain into his own image.
The result is a volume that captures the magic, tragedy, and vitality of life in America in the early 21st century.