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Hardback 80 Pages / Published: 27/05/2010
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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 friends and strangers alike into a series of one-sided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humour.

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 family - a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.

In his first all-new graphic novel, one of the leading cartoonists of our time, Daniel Clowes, creates a thoroughly engaging, complex and fascinating character study of the modern egotist - outspoken and oblivious to the world around him.

Working in a single-page gag format and drawn in a spectrum of styles, the cartoonist of "Ghost World", "Ice Haven" and "David Boring" gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224090612
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 767 g
Dimensions: 294 x 216 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A bona-fide cult hero" * New Yorker *
"Clowes has explored the tedium and mystery of contemporary life with more wit and insight than most novelists or filmmakers" * The New York Times *

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“Funny and melancholy”

Wilson follows the title character through seventy pages of page long cartoons, through several different styles of artwork, each linking together to form an overall narrative. So as well as the overall story, we have... More

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“Wilson”

It's not often that self-deception, nihilistic despair and misogynistic tantrums come along quite this candy-coloured and beautifully deflated. Wilson is Daniel Clowes' defiantly grouchy anti-hero,... More

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“Wilson”

new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes, author of the excellent Ghost World and David Boring among others, is always a big deal. As one of the most obviously “literary” writers working in the comics medium, Clowes... More

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