Deaths of Henry King
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Uncivilized Books (October 31, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1941250203
- ISBN-13: 978-1941250204
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
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.
Jesse Ball is the author of five novels, including the forthcoming 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.