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Shadow life / Hiromi Goto ; Ann Xu.

Goto, Hiromi, 1966- (author.). Xu, Ann, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626723566
  • ISBN: 1626723567
  • Physical Description: 345 pages, 18 unnumbered pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : First Second, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Summary, etc.:
Poet and novelist Hiromi Goto effortlessly blends wry, observational slice-of-life literary fiction with poetic magical realism in the tender and surprising graphic novel Shadow Life, with haunting art from debut artist Ann Xu. When Kumiko's well-meaning adult daughters place her in an assisted living home, the seventy-six-year-old widow gives it a try, but it's not where she wants to be. She goes on the lam and finds a cozy bachelor apartment, keeping the location secret even while communicating online with her eldest daughter. Kumiko revels in the small, daily pleasures: decorating as she pleases, eating what she wants, and swimming in the community pool. But something has followed her from her former residence--Death's shadow. Kumiko's sweet life is shattered when Death's shadow swoops in to collect her. With her quick mind, sense of humor, and help from friends new and old, Kumiko is prepared for the fight of her life. But how long can an old woman thwart fate?
Subject: Older women > Comic books, strips, etc.
Widows > Comic books, strips, etc.
Death > Comic books, strips, etc.
Fate and fatalism > Comic books, strips, etc.
Fate and fatalism.
Death.
Older women.
Widows.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Domestic comics.
Psychological comics.
Psychological fiction.
Comics (Graphic works)
Domestic comics.
Graphic novels.
Psychological comics.
Psychological fiction.
Summary: Poet and novelist Hiromi Goto effortlessly blends wry, observational slice-of-life literary fiction with poetic magical realism in the tender and surprising graphic novel Shadow Life, with haunting art from debut artist Ann Xu. When Kumiko's well-meaning adult daughters place her in an assisted living home, the seventy-six-year-old widow gives it a try, but it's not where she wants to be. She goes on the lam and finds a cozy bachelor apartment, keeping the location secret even while communicating online with her eldest daughter. Kumiko revels in the small, daily pleasures: decorating as she pleases, eating what she wants, and swimming in the community pool. But something has followed her from her former residence--Death's shadow. Kumiko's sweet life is shattered when Death's shadow swoops in to collect her. With her quick mind, sense of humor, and help from friends new and old, Kumiko is prepared for the fight of her life. But how long can an old woman thwart fate?