Ebert and Siskel used to talk about the power of movies to take you to worlds and reveal lives of which you'd be otherwise unaware. Ditto with the graphic-novel format, as illustrator Yang so powerfully demonstrates. Weaving her personal story into a larger tapestry that reveals the history of her ancestors in China with the lives of her father and his family amid the post-war Communist ascent is no small accomplishment. Her story is remarkable, well told and heartfelt, spanning generations and emotions, told with great feeling and keen intelligence.
Richard Pachter is The Miami Herald's Business Monday books columnist.
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