Deeply affecting... you will laugh and wince at each brilliantly-wrought expression or exchange.The New York Times
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Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of one-sided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption. Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a family—a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.
One of the leading cartoonists of our time creates a thoroughly engaging, complex, and fascinating portrait of the modern egoist—outspoken and oblivious to the world around him. Working in a single-page-gag format and drawing in a spectrum of styles, the cartoonist of Ghost World, Ice Haven, and The Death-Ray gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.
Praise for Wilson
Daniel Clowes has created a monster, but a monster who refreshes our empathy for humans in all their unloveliness.The Guardian
Clowes takes his particular brand of misanthropic misery to new levels of brilliance.Publishers Weekly
Though we may all have favourite Clowes creations, from the dim superhero auteur Dan Pussey to... Enid and Rebecca of Ghost World. the Wilson of Wilson vies with his past triumphs and takes a bold leap beyond them.The New York Times Book Review
For the sake of good comics, we must hope that Daniel Clowes never cheers up.NPR
Funny, touching, absurd, and dramatic, Clowes's tale of the life of Wilson is a triumph.Miami Herald
In this darkly hilarious story of death, prostitution, and kidnapping, Clowes dissects the pathetic life of an all-American asshole using a series of expertly-crafted one-page strips.Details Magazine