by David B.
Translated by Brian & Sarah Evenson
6.5 x 9.6 inches, 112 pages, b&w, hardcover
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LA Times Book Prize Finalist (Graphic Novels/Comics)
“One of 10 Best Comics and Graphic Novels of the year.”
"In its obsession with bookstores and libraries, in its nested dreams and tale-tellings, in its straight-faced conflation of history and impossibility, and in the tone of pulpy detective yarns that pervades its final third, Incidents owes more than a bit to Jorge Luis Borges’s short stories." — Douglas Wolk, Washington Post
"Best known from Epileptic, David B.'s black-and-white art depicts unrealities and realities with equal zest, teasingly holding out a journey that's more about getting there than the destination. A treat for sophisticated adult story omnivores with a taste for bizarre mysteries." — Library Journal
"French cartoonist David B. turns to the wholly fantastic in this outlandishly imaginative tale of conspiracies and the occult. [...] The free-flowing, inventive visuals, boldly and confidently rendered, give the extravagant story the feel of a sustained but persuasive nightmare." — Booklist
In Incidents in the Night David B. (Epileptic, The Armed Garden) sets out to explore the uncharted territories of overflowing and dusty shelves of Paris' legendary book shops. His journey quickly turns into an obsessive vision quest in pursuit of a mysterious 19th Century journal: Incidents In the Night. Mountains of books become sites of archeological digs as the author excavates layers of myth, fact and fiction in search of the elusive thread that links them all. Along the way he stumbles on fanatical Bonapartists, occult conspiracies and the angel of death. Incidents in the Night is an intricate, ever-expanding web of dream and reality exquisitely translated by novelist Brian Evenson (Immobility, The Wavering Knife, Fugue State)
David B. is one of France's finest cartoonists and one of the co-founders of the legendary L'Association collective. He is the author a many books: The Armed Garden and Noctural Conspiracies, among many others. Epileptic was was awarded Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario and the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist.
Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction. He is the winner of the International Horror Guild Award, and the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.