Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Awesome new graphic novel: Belle Yang's Forget Sorrow

Ok, so once in awhile I read a graphic novel that I just can't put down, literally.  Usually, such a graphic novel has captured my heart, my mind and my soul.  Such is the case with Belle Yang's new graphic memoir Forget Sorrow.

Ashamed and embarrassed to return home after an abusive and dangerous relationship with a boyfriend Belle and her parents nickname "Rotten Egg," Belle longs to better understand her family history, especially on her father's side.  Thus, in listening to his stories and drawing them she not only learns about the generational complications and recursive patterns that not only link us together, but also teach us how to empower ourselves and our families into closer relationships.

Reminiscent of Spiegelman's Maus, Bechdel's Fun Home, and Satrapi's Persepolis, Belle's Forget Sorrow is sure to become a well-known and respected name in the graphic novel memoir elite.

Although the above link takes you to Belle Yang's home page, here is also a link to Forget Sorrow's amazon.com page.

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