A whimsical giftbook that captures the love story of Horace and Agnes, an unlikely pair but a perfect partnership, told in an extraordinary collection of photographs and accompanying narrative.
Horace is a horse, and Agnes is a squirrel, though there are no boundaries when it comes to true love and genuine companionship. Bursting with color, style, and humor, this is the photographic journal of Horace and Agnes’s romance, and their life of simple pleasures—walks on the beach, jigsaw puzzles, quick getaways to Las Vegas, visits with relatives, festive parties, and quiet nights at home. In a series of self-portraits created by photographer Asia Kepka, we follow Horace and Agnes through their highs and their lows with spectacular detail and charm. Originally exhibited at Boston’s Griffin Museum of Photography in 2014, Kepka’s pictures reveal her meticulous eye for mid-century art direction, props, and wardrobe, and coauthor Lynn Dowling writes in effortlessly witty, affecting prose. Hailed by the Boston Globe as “Beatrix Potter joining forces with Ozzie and Harriett,” this is a valentine of a book for all ages and seasons.
About the Author
Lynn Dowling is a graduate of Wheaton College and a Boston-based creative director in the design industry. Asia Kepka studied set design in Lodz, Poland. A graduate of New England School of Photography, she has worked for publications such as Wired, Fortune, Time, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.
Dowling and Kepka live in Arlington, Massachusetts. Horace & Agnes is their first book.
“Horace and Agnes [is] a dreamlike photographic narrative of the life and times of slightly flighty Horace Groomsby, the horse, and his love Agnes, a nurturing and determined squirrel… the result is a warm and happy story.” —Kate Tuttle, The Boston Globe
"A whimsical love story of two middle aged animals who found love in a hopeless place." —Société Perrier