Sunday, January 17, 2016

Pg. 69: Rachael Ball's "The Inflatable Woman"

Featured at the Page 69 Test: The Inflatable Woman by Rachael Ball.

About the book,from the publisher:
A Guardian Best Graphic Book of 2015

Iris (or balletgirl-42 as she's known on the internet dating circuit) is a zookeeper looking for love when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Overnight, her life becomes populated with a carnival of daunting hospital characters. Despite the attempts of her friends – Maud, Granma Suggs, Larry the Monkey and a group of singing penguins – to comfort her, Iris's fears begin to encircle her until all she has to cling to is the attention of a lighthouse keeper called sailor_buoy_39.

The Inflatable Woman combines magic realism with the grit of everyday life to create a poignant and surreal journey inside the human psyche.
Visit Rachael Ball's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Inflatable Woman.

--Marshal Zeringue