Celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Seth gives us the fictional life of George Sprott. On the surface, George seems a charming, foolish old man—but who is he? And who was he? Told as a patchwork tale, we come to know George, piece by piece, in a series of "interviews", flashbacks, and personal reminiscences. George Sprott is a story about time, identity, loss, and the pervasiveness of memory. Though ultimately this is the story of a man's death, Seth leavens it with humor, restraint, and a light touch.
Originally serialized in the New York Times magazine, this greatly expanded and "re-mastered" version is its first publication as a complete work.