Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Flying Couch

Flying Couch: a graphic memoir / Amy Kurzweil, 291 pgs.

Kurzweil's memoir includes her story as well as that of her mother and grandmother. By far the most compelling story is that of her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor who managed to pass for a gentile during the war.  The grandmother is now a woman with many quirks who doesn't care about showing them off to people.  She is really a character.  Kurzweil's mother is also interesting.  She is a therapist and understands a lot of what her daughter is going through but is pretty careful not to act too "know it all."  Amy herself is trying to find her way.  Growing up and experiencing life as a young adult.  I liked the different perspectives and struggles of these women.

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