Le Large collects works by French artist, Julie Beaufils, along with three short stories that were commissioned for the publication.
Beaufils' ink drawings are the core of the book and follow a logic of editing, accumulation and narrative incompleteness and are informed by mass culture as well as personal observations. Her drawings are interweaved with stories by Michael Van den Abeele, Buck Ellison, and Reba Maybury. Van den Abeele tells about the inner thoughts of a donor at the sperm bank; Buck Ellison’s story follows a few hours in the life of some girls in the San Francisco area, dealing with the cruelty and the naïvety of their relationships; while Reba Maybury proposes an erotic analysis of the connection between desire and capitalism.
Design by Scott Ponik
Softcover, open-spine sewn with dustjacket, 208 pages, 5.125 inches x 7.5 inches, French/English, After8 Books, 2018.
Edition of 500.