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The Gun

The Gun

Illustration for Mark Haddon's short story The Gun, where two boys play with a gun, murder and witness the death of a deer. The negative space created through paper-cuts reflects on the absences present in the story. The image of the broken mirror visualises the impact of the event on the boy's fractured life and identity as he looks back on it forty years later.

Illustration for The Gun by Mark Haddon, Granta Magazine: Britain
photo of the illustration in the magazine