George Sprott

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First serialised in The New York Times Magazine 'Funny Pages'Seth's graphic novel tells the story of George Sprott, the host of a long-running and unaccountably popular Canadian television programme, Northern Hi-Lights, in which he shows old films of the Arctic, while 'rambling on in a monotone voice about Eskimos or seal hunts or snowstorms' and often falling asleep on-air. On the surface George seems a charming, foolish, old man, but as we come to know him, piece by piece, in a series of'interviews', flashbacks and personal reminiscences a more complex picture emerges. Another masterpiece by the author of It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken and Wimbledon Green, George Sprott is a story about time, identity, loss and the persistence of memory.

Author: Seth
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 96 pages
Weight: 594g
Dimensions: 278 x 242 x 12 (mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 13/05/2010
ISBN: 9780224089982