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Close Enough for the Angels

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Close Enough for the Angels

from 550.00

LIMITED EDITION NOVEL BY PAUL MADONNA

Close Enough for the Angels has been six years in the making. A full-length novel, this 450 page book includes 100 drawings from Japan, China, and Thailand. 

Coinciding with the exhibition of original drawings, prints, and text panels at The Dryansky Gallery, the release of 50 hard cover, hand-bound, limited edition books made their debut to the public on May 19, 2016. Only a limited number of copies remain.

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Cover: Choose between the Angel cover or Banana Tree cover. See images for cover example.

Edition: Choose between a Bookmarked Edition or a Standard Edition. The Bookmarked Edition includes a hand-drawn bookmark cut from a drawing that appears inside the book. Very Limited. See images for example.

Books are available for pick-up at the gallery or may be shipped to you directly.

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ABOUT THE NOVEL
What does it mean to have a life guided by luck? 

Emit Hopper was a one-hit wonder—twice. First as rock and roller in the 80's, then as an author in the 90's. Now it's twenty years later, and despite his desire to remain a simple laundromat owner, the limelight has found him once more. He meets Julia, a former chef who has abandoned her life to find ‘a new way in,’ and ignoring all the signs that say he’s doomed to repeat his past, he throws himself in with her. But when she disappears on a hike with two other women in Yosemite Valley, Emit finds himself propelled by a repetition far more powerful than he could have imagined. 

From the artist and author of All Over Coffee and Everything is its own reward comes a beautiful, entertaining, and uniquely satisfying book about luck, love, and creativity. With his signature blend of drawing and storytelling, Paul Madonna takes us on a journey from the the jungles of Thailand to the streets of Tokyo to reveal a private world of inspiration otherwise unseen. 

CLOSE ENOUGH FOR THE ANGELS is a a mystery, a love story, and a metaphor. A story about art, creativity, and above all, luck—good, bad, and everything in between. With over one hundred lush and haunting drawings, this full-length, character driven story is a fresh and innovative reinvention of the illustrated novel.