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New Art Book Features Forty Black and White Illustrations

Xlibris, the leading print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of WAITING: road tree evening moon, a new book featuring the expressive art and insights of Roger Shepherd.

This unique volume pays homage to Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot by reversing the usual relationship between word and image. The forty black and white illustrations, as spare as Beckett’s writing itself, depend upon his every word for their meaning.

Shepherd describes his book: “Seeing an image always depends on what we bring to it, including what we draw from personal memory. And images can keep changing when the clues change. It has forever intrigued me that, depending on context, the same simple line may be seen as a figure, a road, a tree, the horizon—maybe even the moon, since a large enough arc can appear to be straight as an arrow. The drawings in this book can therefore be props, backdrops, or the very space of a stage. But, they are invariably the characters in the drama.”

With its dramatic presentation, WAITING: road tree evening moon is a must-have for any art enthusiast. It will be featured at the prestigious Frankfurt International Book Fair, which will be held from October 6 to 10, 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany. It is now available for $41.99. Readers who wish to order a copy are encouraged to visit Xlibris.com or call toll free (888) 795-4274 today.

About the Author
Roger Shepherd published WAITING: road tree evening moon as a result of challenges he faced as an artist when he thought about one of his favorite writers—Samuel Beckett.

WAITING * by Roger Shepherd
road tree evening moon
Publication Date: October 2, 2008
Picture Book; $41.99; 80 pages; 978-1-4363-4730-3

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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