Saturday, December 10, 2016

Flying Couch

Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir by Amy Kurzweil  291 pp.

As the title says, this is a memoir in graphic novel form. Parts of the book are about the author's life, education, career, and her relationships with her mother and grandmother, But much of it is about her grandmother's life and how, as a young Jewish girl, she managed to hide from the Nazis and not get sent to the camps where the rest of her family died. Because of the grandmother's blonde hair and blue eyes she was able to escape the Warsaw ghetto and by pretending to be a gentile, she survived. The black and white art is full of motion and helps to convey the author's tale. This book was previously reviewed by Patrick.

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