Grand Theft Horse

By Publishers Weekly

In what the author’s introduction calls a ‘secondhand memoir’ about his cousin, G. Neri details Gail Ruffu’s lifelong love of horses and career as a racehorse trainer. The narrative focuses primarily on Ruffu’s connection to Urgent Envoy but intersperses early encounters with horses. Using thick outlines, grainy backgrounds, and unflattering depictions, artwork by Wilkin evokes Will Eisner’s drawings and articulates the story’s descent into a dark world around racehorses and animal care. Neri’s storytelling captures the everyday dedication and sacrifice behind Ruffu’s tale and manages to feel both potent and unpretentious.”