Paul at Home
is Michel Rabagliati’s most personal book yet, exploring aging, alienation, and how our roles as parents and children change over a lifetime. This excerpt shows Paul after a visit with his ailing mother, returning to to his empty home, which has been left bare after a life-altering divorce.
Characterized by both a deep insight and a willingness to poke fun at life’s shortcomings (as well as life’s aggressive neighbors), Paul at Home is a playful and poetic rumination on loss and the sometimes unsettling changes that come with middle age.
From Paul at Home. Copyright Michel Rabagliati, translation copyright Helge Dascher. Images courtesy Drawn & Quarterly.