If you love entertainment that makes you laugh out loud at the absurdity in issues that are actually pretty serious, then you’ll be a big fan of this illustrated brain-on-fire story about an aging woman’s life as she reflects on passing her years in anonymity.
"Doris was the woman who worked one of our cash registers at FoodWorld, forever and maybe even longer. But nobody knew a thing about her, or even wanted to because she always kept to herself. And then we guessed one day she must be dead because for a whole week she wasn’t there at the Cash. Not till we heard rumour she’d left behind her house to someone she’d never known, who’d found in the house this journal full of crazy stories Doris had written, and piles and piles of drawings and paintings so fantastic you’d never believe anyone could see herself like that. The secret life of Doris Melnick! The woman not one of us knew though she’d been there all that time. So what does that mean, I wonder?" —Statement by Alice Geerson, FoodWorld clerk
Includes over 50 colour and 20 black-and-white illustrations and paintings.
About the Author
David Cronenberg’s reputation as an authentic auteur has been firmly established by his uniquely personal body of work which include Shivers, Fast Company, Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, Crash, The Dead Zone, A History of Violence, and Cosmopolis.
Terry Graff maintains an active studio practice in the town of Island View, New Brunswick, while also enjoying a professional career in the visual arts as an art educator, curator, art writer, and director of four public art galleries in four different provinces of Canada. His work includes mixed media drawings, paintings, collages, assemblages, sculpture, kinetic works, and multi-media installations.