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The Hospital Suite

by John Porcellino

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"The Hospital Suite" chronicles author-ilustrator Porcellino's struggles with his health and follows him in and out various hospitals, waiting rooms and clinics. It's a multi-year journey through the 90s, which is part of the book's strength and of the story.

Porcellino's signature minimalist, almost abstract line drawing style serves him well in this story, as it parallels the bewildering and surreal experience of healthcare in the United States. However, because "The Hospital Suite" focuses primarily on the author's illness, the plot does skip and jump from time to time, making it a rickety ride through the 90s. ( )
  jasonli | Dec 24, 2014 |
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Special thanks to Mom and Dad, Kera, Myoyu Roshi, Misun, Kazuaki Tanahashi, Cecily Fuhr at Rochester Zen Center, and all the therapists and medical personnel who offered me their assistance. Forge.
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