American Widow
ISBN: 0345500695
EAN13: 9780345500694
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 9, 2008
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 10.5" L x 8.2" W
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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At the heart of American Widow is the notion of Sept. 11 as a personal, rather than a national or political, tragedy, which, this achingly tender work reminds us, is exactly what it was. -- LA Times

Want to honor those who passed during 9-11? Turn off the stupid documentary glorifying all of those images we've seen over and over, and read this sincere account of how that fateful day effected one person that represents all of us. -- Aint It Cool News

A] raw, occasionally maddening, bracing graphic memoir. Unbearably moving. -- The New York Times Book Review

Reading it, you feel that Torres could be your friend or neighbor; she makes an epic tragedy intimate. -- Newsday

On September 10, 2001, Eddie Torres started his dream job at Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The next morning, he said goodbye to his 71/2-months-pregnant wife, Alissa, and headed out the door.

In an instant, Alissa's world was thrown into chaos. Forced to deal with unimaginable challenges, Alissa suddenly found herself cast into the role of 9/11 widow, tossed into a storm of bureaucracy, politics, patriotism, mourning, consolation, and, soon enough, motherhood.

Beautifully and thoughtfully illustrated, American Widow is the affecting account of one woman's journey through shock, pain, birth, and rebirth in the aftermath of a great Read More chevron_right

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