A blackly comic, surreal, and exquisitely rendered work—and an assured debut
Poor Eustace is not very well. Convalescing in bed, his world is confined to the four walls of his grand and gloomy room. His days are spent in wild imaginings, punctuated by the occasional visit from his mother and a legion of aunties, who fuss and smother Eustace. But then his wicked uncle arrives in a cloud of pipe smoke, accompanied by a swelling cast of prostitutes, hoodlums, drunkards, and assorted hangers-on. Suddenly Eustace finds himself transformed from invalid to the star of a glittering and decadent social scene, serving drinks and holding court from his enormous bed. That is, until his uncle's past begins to catch up with him. Set in the 1930s, and with a delightfully charming and precocious central character, Eustace marks the debut of a wonderful new graphic novelist.
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Eustace is an endearing, strange character who is easy to love. Even when it’s unclear whether Eustace is dreaming,, it doesn’t matter—this is an amazing book that is introducing an important new talent.Read Full Review of Eustace | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly