In

£18.99

Nick is an illustrator isolated by his tendency to observe rather than participate in life. But when bravely experiments with stepping outside the comforts of ‘small talk’, he discovers that when he asks genuine questions of those around him, he unlocks the potential for mundane interactions to become meaningful, and sometimes even unforgettable. And when he does, when a person opens their world to him, he explores it as if it were a real place: a physical manifestation of each person’s true self and the meaningful conversation that Nick is having with them. Finally taking part in life, Nick is no longer watching from the outside. He’s in. And that new world literally bursts into colour.

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‘Starts as a charming romantic comedy and turns into something tender and affecting about our need for connection. I loved this one. ‘ David Nicholls

‘Beautiful, bittersweet portrait of modern life . . . his tragicomedy will also make the heart swell.’ Guardian

Brilliant.’ Candice Carty-Williams

This is a miraculous book.’ Joe Dunthorne

Nick, a young illustrator, can’t connect with people. Whether it’s the barista down the street, his own family or Wren, an oncologist whose life becomes painfully tangled with his, Nick can’t shake the feeling that there is some hidden realm of human interaction beyond his reach. He staggers through meaningless conversations and haunts lookalike, vacuous coffee shops in the hope that he will find it there. But it isn’t until Nick learns to stop performing and speak about the things that really matter that the complex and colourful worlds of the people he meets are finally revealed to him.

Illustrated in both colour and black-and-white in McPhail’s instantly recognisable style, In is poignant, fresh and hilarious. McPhail transforms the graphic novel with a heart-wrenching compassion uncannily appropriate for our isolated times.

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Weight 1.04 kg
Dimensions 25 × 19.6 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Graphic ed

Dewey

741.5 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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