Beth has a pole through her arms. This is not a metaphor. A metaphor would be a lot less inconvenient.
On the other side of the room, Kenneth is creating a new religion. He thinks narrative is the operating principle of the universe. He also thinks he's the hero of Beth's story. Beth is worried he's going to leave her. The creatures living in the pole may have stolen her cat.
Tara Black's comic is surreal, dark, sad, perversely joyful, and if you bet someone they couldn't find another book remotely like it, you would win. It's a little bit about being married to Kenneth. It's a little bit about losing your cat. It's definitely not about the pole.
Publication date: 2020-11-12
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Subjects: Fiction, NZ Fiction, NZ Graphic Novels, Published in New Zealand