Title: Walking the Dog
Book Condition: New
2011. Hardcover. Approaching fifty, and warned by his doctor that he's drinking too much and needs to take more exercise, David Hughes is given a dog for his birthday - Dexter, a wire-haired fox terrier. He begins to remember moments from his past, dark memories of murder and violence. He explores his own fantasies and obsessions. Num Pages: 304 pages, chiefly Illustrations. BIC Classification: FX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 260 x 263 x 29. Weight in Grams: 1760. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780224082297
Synopsis: An epic debut graphic novel from an acclaimed illustrator?dark, funny, beautiful, disturbing, each page a surprise Approaching 50, and warned by his doctor that he's drinking too much and needs to take more exercise, David Hughes is given a dog for his birthday?Dexter, a wire-haired fox terrier. Hughes' daily walks with Dexter form the spine of this extraordinary work. We eavesdrop on their encounters with fellow dog-walkers ("Hello Hector," "Hello Chester" . . . ) and on Hughes' thoughts as he plods along carrying the dogwalker's ubiquitous plastic bag. He begins to remember moments from his past, dark memories of murder and violence. He explores his own fantasies and obsessions. From the gentle comedy of the early pages, the work is transformed into something deeper and more disturbing. A landmark book in the field of graphic literature?the drawing is sublime, the imagination extraordinary, the ambition unequalled.
About the Author: David Hughes is an artist whose work combines illustration, graphic design, photography, and animation. His drawings have appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, the Guardian, GQ, the New Yorker, the Observer, Playboy, and many other magazines and newspapers. In 2006 he published his version of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
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