Special Exits

Special Exits

A Graphic Memoir

Graphic Novel - 2010
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Chronicles the final years of Lars and Rachel's lives, their relationship with one another and with their daughter, and how they cope with the emotional fragility of the most taxing time in their lives.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics, 2010
ISBN: 9781606997604
Branch Call Number: 305.26 FAR 2010
Characteristics: 200 p. : chiefly ill


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Jul 01, 2018

This is the moving graphic memoir of the author Joyce Farmer's heroic attempts to care for her sick elderly parents during the last few years of their lives. The three central characters in the book are very well done and the art is interesting and engaging. I would advise you not to grow old, but I understand that the alternative isn't very popular.

Feb 25, 2011

This book is brilliant. Joyce Farmer tells the heartbreaking story of the last years of her parents' lives and brings new meaning to "a picture's worth a thousand words". as a lot of the story in this graphic memoir is told in the detailed drawings.


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Jan 04, 2012

Special Exits chronicles the final four years in the lives of Lars and Rachel, an elderly couple whiling away their remaining time in their small South Los Angeles home.

Clear-eyed and compassionate, profoundly moving yet unsentimental, Special Exits is one of the first graphic memoirs to tackle head-on the subject of one's parent's decline and death. ...

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