You'll Never Know: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father: A Daughter's Memoir

You ll Never Know The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father A Daughter s Memoir In the wake of Alison Bechdel s Fun Home and Art Spiegelman s Maus comes cartoonist Carol Tyler s multigenerational graphic memoir You ll Never Know The author chronicles her fraught relationship wit

  • Title: You'll Never Know: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father: A Daughter's Memoir
  • Author: Carol Tyler
  • ISBN: 9781606998960
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the wake of Alison Bechdel s Fun Home and Art Spiegelman s Maus comes cartoonist Carol Tyler s multigenerational graphic memoir, You ll Never Know The author chronicles her fraught relationship with her father, Charles, a WWII veteran, and how the war affected their lives through both childhood and adulthood You ll Never Know is also a tribute to servicemen and women,In the wake of Alison Bechdel s Fun Home and Art Spiegelman s Maus comes cartoonist Carol Tyler s multigenerational graphic memoir, You ll Never Know The author chronicles her fraught relationship with her father, Charles, a WWII veteran, and how the war affected their lives through both childhood and adulthood You ll Never Know is also a tribute to servicemen and women, dramatizing the trauma of the war on the Greatest Generation and those who followed Tyler s ink and watercolor narrative is in turns sprawling and gimlet eyed compassionate and enraged Her father s memories are woven into her own, which span her Catholic, Midwestern childhood her troubled marriage her daughter s struggles and her efforts to care for her aging parents Even though Tyler s work has an accessible, homemade feel the organizing metaphor of the book is a photo album with snapshots of Tyler family life , You ll Never Know is a sophisticated graphic work about war, love, and loss.

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    1. I missed out on the early installments of this book, the three You'll Never Know volumes released between 2009 and 2012. It has been one of those titles that I've been meaning to pick up, but unfortunately those volumes remained in my virtual to-read pile. On the other hand, that "unfortunately" might not be entirely accurate. In many ways, I'm glad now that I hadn't read those earlier books. The final collection of Tyler's memoir, A Soldier's Heart, is a magnificent work, and I feel it might no [...]

    2. I had only read short comics by Carol Tyler (in Wimmen's Comix), so I really enjoyed delving into this brick of a book (collected from three previously published volumes). Just so much care and detail went into this love letter to her father. That's not to say she isn't at times critical of her dad, but I can't imagine anyone not being moved by the amount of time and effort Tyler spent researching and learning about her father's past. The book shifts between a hand-drawn and lettered "scrapbook" [...]

    3. I was pleasantly surprised by this comic-memoir, as I don't typically enjoy war novels. This memoir was beautifully written and illustrated causing the reader to feel the story as if it's happening in real time.

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