Ghosts, Etc.

2017 DEBUT Ghosts, Etc.
Book Author(s) George Wylesol
Publisher Avery hill Publishing
Book List Price $13.99
All-Ages Appropriate No
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Ghosts, Etc. is a collection of short stories from Baltimore-based, Society of Illustrators Silver Medal-winning illustrator, designer and writer George Wylesol. This collection of his work is concerned with environments, his ‘characters’ are objects or abstract shapes.

In the first story, Ghosts, our nameless speaker works nights and weekends in the tunnels under the hospital. His job is unspecified and routine, but it involves plugging in wires and reading through a list of the patients in the hospital. He begins seeing glimpses of “ghosts” formless swatches of fabric floating just around corners, behind doors, and in the periphery of his vision.

Next up, The Rabbit is a story of responsibility, loss, and grief. The nameless protagonist, a stranger wearing a wooden mask, wanders aimlessly around the forest. He meets the Rabbit, a small, innocent creature, and the two decide to explore together.

Finally, Worthless is a stream-of-conscious narrative illustrating the phrase “idle hands make the devils work”. Three teenagers, “The Bad Kids,” are smoking and drinking behind a Seven-Eleven. They hear a disembodied voice speaking from a pipe. Upon looking into the pipe, Bad Kid 1 is instantly sucked into a trippy, psychotic journey across Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.

9781910395288  –   88pages  –  W:6.5″ x H:9.5″mm  –  Full colour throughout  –  Perfect bound