Shadow Life

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Product Details
Price
$24.99  $23.24
Publisher
First Second
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.1 X 8.6 X 1.5 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781626723566
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About the Author

Hiromi Goto is an emigrant from Japan who gratefully lives on the Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories. She's written Chorus of Mushrooms, The Kappa Child, along with several novels for children and youth, a book of poetry, and a collection of short stories.

Ann Xu is an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist and illustrator working in Baltimore. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017. Her graphic novel work includes Shadow Life and Measuring Up.
Reviews

"Sprinkled with fabulism (a vacuum and salt can stop death), confronting racist history (Canada's WWII prison camps for Japanese Canadians), and questioning institutionalized eldercare, Goto's latest is an empowering, emotional tribute to defiant, independent, kick-ass old women living their best lives."--Booklist, starred review

"The loose black-and-white line art by Xu, including interspersed wordless panels, perfectly captures the progression of Kumiko's emotions from serenity to revelation to distress to determined defiance, as well as the narrative's fantastical and surreal turns. Quiet sensitivity and humor shine throughout, lighting the bright triumph in one woman's twilight."--Publishers Weekly, starred review