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  • Published: 15 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9781681376806
  • Imprint: NY Review Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $42.99

Pretending is Lying



Now in paperback,a “tender, affecting” (NYTBR) memoir unlike any other, and the first book to appear in English by the acclaimed Belgian artist Dominique Goblet.

In a series of dazzling fragments—skipping through time, and from raw, slashing color to delicate black-and-white—Dominique Goblet examines the most important relationships in her life: with her partner, Guy Marc; with her daughter, Nikita; and with her parents.

The result is an unnerving comedy of paternal dysfunction, an achingly ambivalent love story (with asides on Thomas Pynchon and the Beach Boys), and a searing account of childhood trauma—a dizzying, unforgettable view of a life in progress and a tour de force of the art of comics.

  • Published: 15 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9781681376806
  • Imprint: NY Review Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $42.99

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