About the book
"This wry genre-bending graphic novel … delves into aging, independence, lost love, and mortality with a whimsy that doesn’t undercut its literary heft. ... The loose black-and-white line art by Xu, including interspersed wordless panels, perfectly captures the progression of Kumiko’s emotions from serenity to revelation to distress to determined defiance, as well as the narrative’s fantastical and surreal turns. Quiet sensitivity and humor shine throughout, lighting the bright triumph in one woman’s twilight." -- Publisher's Weekly starred review
"Goto’s latest is an empowering, emotional tribute to defiant, independent, kick-ass old women living their best lives." -- Booklist
Borrow the book: Shadow Life is available for borrowing at all three branches of SFU Library.
The book may also be available through your local public library, or from local booksellers such as Massy Books, Iron Dog Books, or Pulpfiction Books.
About the speakers
Erica Hiroko Isomura
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