NINA BUNJEVAC is best known for her internationally acclaimed books Heartless (2012) and Fatherland (2014). She lives in Toronto where she draws and teaches.
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This is a book about confronting, naming, exposing, and freeing oneself from the kind of darkness that can destroy lives. It's a gift that Bunjevac gave to herself as well as her readers.
A searing and disturbing portrait of obsession and mania, this psychologically violent work is as essential as it is difficult, and Bunjevac's amazingly detailed cartooning is the very definition of darkly alluring. Tough to read, sure, but absolutely impossible to forget.
Bunjevac deftly crafts a gripping noirish, Nabokovian tale, by turns sensual, surreal, and harrowing, that turns the male gaze inside-out.
A disturbing yet elegant yarn, told in simple, exquisite full-page drawings made complex through elaborate stippling.
As elegant as it is shocking.
Bunjevac's work is stunning to look at, with elegant full-page illustrations, painstakingly crosshatched and stippled to resemble woodcuts or antique photographs.