Now a feature film with Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern
A new paperback edition of the modern classic timed to the release of the Alexander Payne–produced film version.
Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of one-sided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption. Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a familya doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.
Daniel Clowes, one of the leading cartoonists of our time creates a thoroughly engaging, complex, and fascinating portrait of the modern egoistoutspoken and oblivious to the world around him. Working in a single-page gag format and drawing in a spectrum of styles, the cartoonist of Ghost World, Ice Haven, and The Death-Ray gives us Wilson, his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.
|Publisher:||Drawn & Quarterly|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Daniel Clowes is the acclaimed cartoonist of the seminal comic book series Eightball and the graphic novelsGhost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Mr. Wonderful, and The Death-Ray. He is the subject of the monographThe Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, published in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibit. He is the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Ghost World, Art School Confidential, and Wilson. Clowes is the recipient of numerous awards, including the PEN Award for literature, an Eisner, a Harvey, and an Ignatz, and a frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. He is married and lives in Oakland, California.