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The Summer of Her Life by Thomas Von Steinaecker, Barbara Yelin

The Summer of Her Life

Thomas Von Steinaecker, Barbara Yelin

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Category: Fiction
Imprint: SelfMadeHero
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Publication date: 5 May 2020
ISBN: 9781910593783
5 stars out of 5
Rachel Cooke
22 Jun 2020

"The emotional memories of an elderly German woman are brought vividly to life in this quietly moving graphic story"

A less subtle artist than Yelin might have depicted Gerda’s youth in bright colours and her old age in sepia tones. She, though, has chosen to make them equally vivid, the green of the little park where Gerda sits in her wheelchair every bit as verdant as a poppy field she recalls from her childhood. And while Steinaecker’s dialogue is on the spare side, the old are nevertheless shown to be every bit as capable of sarcasm and even spontaneity (albeit within certain limits) as the young.

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