The Deaths of Henry King

2017 DEBUT The Deaths of Henry King
Book Author(s) Brian Evenson, Jesse Ball, Lilli Carré
Publisher Uncivilized Books
Book List Price $19.95
All-Ages Appropriate No
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In The Deaths of Henry King, the hapless Henry King, as advertised, dies. Not just once or even twice, but seven dozen times, each death making way for a new demise, moving from the comic to the grim to the absurd to the transcendent and back again. With text by Jesse Ball and Brian Evenson complimented by Lilli Carré’s macabre, gravestone- rubbing-style art, Henry King’s ends are brought to a vividly absurd life.

Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection Windeye and the novel Immobility (both finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award). His novel Last Days won the ALA’s RUSA award for Best Horror Novel of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. He lives in Los Angeles.

Jesse Ball is the author of five novels, including A Cure for Suicide, Silence Once Begun, and several others. He received numerous awards, including a 2014 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship and the 2008 Paris Review George Plimpton Prize. He gives classes on lucid dreaming and lying in the SAIC’s MFA Writing program.

Lilli Carré is an artist living in Chicago. She has created several books of comics: Heads or Tails (Fantagraphics), and her first children’s book, Tippy and the Night Parade (Toon Books). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, and Best American Comics.