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Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir (edition 2016)

by Amy Kurzweil (Illustrator)

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Title:Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir
Authors:Amy Kurzweil (Illustrator)
Info:Black Balloon Publishing (2016), 288 pages
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Too sloppy, unstructured and all over the place for my taste, both in story and art. Just when I'd start to get interested in a section it would abruptly end and the story would go flying off in a whole different direction, never to return, leaving me unsatisfied. I don't feel the stories of the grandmother, mother and daughter were interwoven well enough to gel into a singular work. I'd have preferred separate volumes about the daughter and grandmother with stronger focus on each. (The mother sort of falls through the cracks and didn't leave much of an impression on me.) ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
Kirkus Reviews, 2016
  CHoosier | Jun 24, 2017 |
This autobiographical graphic novel, tells the tale of three generations of women, including the author. The stand-out here is the author's grandmother, was able to escape from a concentration camp as a young girl and survives the war on her own daring and wits. Plus, she is such a hoot and a free spirit, as an aged woman, telling her story. This is a wonderful family memoir- funny, sad ,insightful and nicely illustrated. ( )
  msf59 | Dec 6, 2016 |
From Amazon Review: Flying Couch, Amy Kurzweil’s debut, tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile. Captivated by Bubbe’s story, Amy turns to her sketchbooks, teaching herself to draw as a way to cope with what she discovers. Entwining the voices and histories of these three wise, hilarious, and very different women, Amy creates a portrait not only of what it means to be part of a family, but also of how each generation bears the imprint of the past.
  TBE | Nov 3, 2016 |
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"Flying Couch tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy Kurzweil weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile. The voices and histories of these wise, hilarious, and very different women create a portait not only of what it means to be part of a family, but also of how each generation bears the imprint of t t the past"--Back cover.… (more)

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