Breaking up with someone doesn’t have to be painful, not even messy, it can just flow naturally, a born relationship on top of the mountains & dead when it gets to the sea. This is what Luke Pearson’s Everything we miss is about… drying figs, fuckfriends, dancing pine trees, crazy monsters and a failing relationship.
Emotionally eroded and on the edge of separation, the central couple are going through the classic stages of growing apart. Absorbed by insecurity, indifference, and steadily-growing resentment, they fail to notice the strange happenings that surround their final moments together. Sometimes magical, sometimes mundane, these unnoticed fragments of existence weave together and hang disconcertingly over their lives, isolated yet all-encompassing.
As the couple move through the processes of breaking up, the line between reality and fiction is obscured. Their narrative unfolds as much through their dysfunction as through that of their environment itself: formless spectres rise through the floorboards, directly gripping their jaws and tongues in order to make their dissatisfaction audible; unbeknownst to them, their living room has become overrun by a colony of voyeuristic otherworldly creatures; outside, just for a moment, a dog whispers something under its breath; and somewhere, in someone, a cancer grows—silently and undetected (Martin Steenton).
Published by Nobrow (12£) Luke is now on a mini-tour promoting and signing his work (like big pop stars!!) across the UK and he’ll be in Leeds, Newcastle & London over the coming weeks. More info this way (we think you can order it via the NB shop as they ship pretty much everywhere).