The Unfortunate Life of Worms979-8986640600
by Noemi Vola$24.99
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This innovative, ironic, and metaphoric exploration of the life of worms is a stunning showcase of Noemi Vola’s impressive and versatile talents as both an illustrator and a writer.
Beginning with “factual” material about worms in general, from eating habits to underground habitats to its varying shades of pink, there is much to discover about worms. The narrative then follows one worm in particular through a tragic loss of its better half (also known as the worm’s tail), becoming a metaphor for all who have loved and lost. The humor of both illustrations and text are paired beautifully, introducing a distinctive new artist with honed literary sensibility to the American audience. Vola’s pink-edged bible of worms.
"My final pleasure of the summer" —Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic
“Conveys all you needed (and perhaps never needed to know) about worms”—The Huffington Post