Thursday, August 13, 2009

American Widow by Alissa Torres and Sungyoon Choi

On September 10, 2001, Eddie Torres started a new job at the World Trade Center. The next day, he said goodbye to his 7-months-pregnant wife, Alissa, and headed out the door. 658 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald died in the North Tower. Eddie was one of them, although he hadn't yet signed his employment contract. This is Alissa's memoir of the aftermath of 9/11: the shock, the grief, the bureaucracy, widowhood, birth and motherhood.

Sungyoon Choi's artwork is somewhat similar to Alison Bechdel's realistic style in Fun Home; black and white with turquoise shading. A quick read.

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