The Envious Siblings : And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes

The Envious Siblings : And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes



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Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, this is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. Comics artist Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humor into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. In Blair's surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of kids merrily plays a gut-churning game with playground toys; and two sisters, grinning madly, tear each other apart. These charmingly perverse creations take ordinary settings -- a living room, a subway car, a playground -- and spin them in a nightmarish direction. This book heralds a brilliant new cartooning talent, and will captivate readers who have thrilled to the lurid fantasies of Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, Charles Addams, Shel Silverstein, and Tim Burton.
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811.6 BLAAdult NonfictionIn

Details & Subjects

Edition Statement :

First edition.

Content :

The malicious playground -- My suspicious sister -- The envious siblings -- The refinement tree -- The awful underground -- Honourable beasts -- Grounded -- Danse macabre.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2019]



Physical Description :

232 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

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