Displacement

by Knisley, Lucy,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies
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Summary
In her graphic memoirs, New York Times-best selling cartoonist Lucy Knisley paints a warts-and-all portrait of contemporary, twentysomething womanhood, like writer Lena Dunham (Girls). In the next installment of her graphic travelogue series, Displacement, Knisley volunteers to watch over her ailing grandparents on a cruise. (The bookâe(tm)s watercolors evoke the ocean that surrounds them.) In a book that is part graphic memoir, part travelogue, and part family history, Knisley not only tries to connect with her grandparents, but to reconcile their younger and older selves. She is aided in her quest by her grandfatherâe(tm)s WWII memoir, which is excerpted. Readers will identify with Knisleyâe(tm)s frustration, her fears, her compassion, and her attempts to come to terms with mortality, as she copes with the stress of travel complicated by her grandparentsâe(tm) frailty.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Twentysomething Knisley, eager to spend time having adventures, volunteers to accompany her 90-something-year-old grandparents on a cruise to the Caribbean. She knows they are frail, but she isn't fully prepared for the rigors of elder care. In this sensitive graphic memoir, she talks frankly about the problems she faces, such as navigating airports, keeping track of her grandmother (whose dementia causes her to wander), and arranging activities for her taciturn and weak relatives. Knisley finds both the humor and the sadness in her grandparents' condition while also pointing out the loneliness of being the only one responsible for caregiving and the frustration she feels for how the elderly are feared and ignored in modern America. Using delicate watercolor drawings, Knisley illustrates both life onboard ship and her grandfather's experiences during WWII as told in his self-published memoirs, drawing a comparison between the two that comes full circle by the end of the work. Whereas Knisley's previous travel memoirs speak more to the young adult experience, Displacement is a timely and mature work that pairs perfectly with other elder-care titles, such as Roz Chast's Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (2014).--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After her acclaimed travelogues French Milk and An Age of License, Knisley returns with a new travel memoir, this one focusing on duty rather than adventure. Lucy accompanies her aging grandparents on a Caribbean cruise. She ends up dealing with more than she expected, however, as her grandparents are no longer very mobile and have high demands on her attention. Her grandmother is dipping into dementia, packing numerous toothbrushes and combs, and insisting on buying even more at the ship's store. Not a seasoned caretaker, Lucy struggles with cleaning up her grandfather's soiled pants and guarding her grandparents' cabin door so they don't wander off. She brings her grandfather's World War II memoir along with her, and segments of the memoir are interspersed within the text, giving us a glimpse into her grandfather's young life. His observations are insightful and detailed-even more could have been mixed into the book. Lucy's own private journey about being confused, lost, and lonely for love at her stage of life is balanced with the humorous mishaps and heartbreaking deterioration of her grandparents, all told with a mix of comics, illustrations without text, and hand-lettered journal entries. Knisley's experiences are a reminder of the fragility of age and fleeting nature of youth, but there's no real knockout revelation here. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Knisley, Lucy -- Travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Ocean travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Older people -- Travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Grandparent and child -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Seattle, WA :2015
Edition First Fantagraphics Books edition.
Other Titles Displacement :
Language English
Description 156 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781606998106
1606998102
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