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Preview: Parenthesis


(W) Elodie Durand (A/CA) Elodie Durand
In Shops: Feb 10, 2021
SRP: $19.99

A triumph of graphic memoir, Parenthesis narrates the author’s experience with tumor-related epilepsy-losing herself, and finding herself again.

Julie is barely out of her teens when a tumor begins pressing on her brain, ushering in a new world of seizures, memory gaps, and loss of self. Suddenly, the sentence of her normal life has been interrupted by the opening of a parenthesis that may never close.

Based on the real experiences of cartoonist Élodie Durand, Parenthesis is a gripping testament of struggle, fragility, acceptance, and transformation which was deservedly awarded the Revelation Prize of the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

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One comment

  • I’ve never heard of this book before, but I really like psychology, graphic novels, and memoirs so this is definitely going on my to-read list! Great review! :)