“I just marveled at his words….What he’s created in this book is Seussian.” —Ira Glass in an interview on David Rakoff’s final work.

Here are the original character portraits, untrimmed, from Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff. The novel, written in rhyme that is both beautiful and witty, is Rakoff’s first. The story leaps cities and decades as he sings the song of an America whose freedoms can be intoxicating, or brutal. All works featured in the book are original illustrations by Seth.


Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish was completed only weeks before Rakoff died. He was 47.

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