Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale
This epic graphic novel by painter and storyteller Belle Yang has a rough, brushed
look that lends her autobiographical tale both a personal touch and a historic feel.
Recounting stories told by her immigrant father, she not only narrates the complex
and captivating tale of her clan, but also the history of China–and billions of
other Chinese people around the world. Bringing to life a story that spans multiple
generations, governments, and continents, the comic-strip format feels more immediate
than a biographical novel, realistic than a TV mini-series, and honest than
a movie could ever be. Because the saga is nonstop, with no chapter breaks for
catching one’s breath, the read is thoroughly exhausting but uncommonly enriching.
[W.W. Norton] mw
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