Final version of my illustration for this month’s Esquire Philippines Magazine, book review feature on The Gun Dealer’s Daughter - focusing on her memory being a puzzle she had to solve, which presents new problems every time she remembers something differently.
“The mind at the best of times is a ruinous house, with traps. Language plays its part, the doctors say: above all, words are symptoms. The way sounds repeat themselves, babbling like bubbles. Consonance. Repetition: the site of trauma. Allusion, ditto. Assonance, epistrophe, chiasma, miasma. Ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto.”