Available in the U.K. on March 1st
and in the U.S. on March 20th
"Love is a many-splendored thing within these pages—but it is also mightily odd." — Publishers Weekly
Once upon a time a writer and an artist got married. “Let’s collaborate,” said the writer. “Ugh, no thanks, darling,” said the artist. But lo and behold, they collaborated and here is the result: thirteen stories about oddballs in love, infestations of angels, nefarious fairies, cats, spies, monsters, more cats, bibliophiles who just want a little extra reading time, magic mirrors, artist’s models who nap on the job, imperfect boyfriends, and daughters who are perhaps a little too dutiful.
Internationally bestselling authors Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, collaborate on this quirky, irreverent collection that celebrates and satirises love of all kinds. With thirteen different vignettes about love, loss, fairies, misbehaviour, regret, wanton wrongheadedness, cats, supernatural exterminators, spies, ghosts, more cats, more fairies, and a handful of ex-boyfriends, Bizarre Romance runs the gamut when it comes to relationships. It explores the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain weird – with Niffenegger's sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell's diverse comic art styles, always with a sense of humour and cosmic justice.
Praise for Bizarre Romance
“Niffenegger intrigues with secret portals, fairies, noisy attic angels, and questions better left unanswered…Campbell’s creative, full-color art is chameleonic and always apt… Here’s hoping for more joint outings from this pair.” — Booklist
“At its strongest, the book has much to say about the beauty and devastation of seeking companionship in any given human life… their collaboration is winningly strange…” — Publishers Weekly
“This unsettling collection touches on many facets of relationships and how intentions fall short. Niffenegger and Campbell’s delicate not-quite-horror will appeal to readers preferring shivers to screams.” — Library Journal
“A master class in storytelling from two of the medium’s most celebrated talents, Bizarre Romance is a book you’ll return to again and again." — San Francisco Weekly