Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
Author & Illustrator: Mira Jacob | Hardcover
Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation--and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.
"[I] loved it so so much. So poignant, honest, funny, powerful, and timely, and its themes build in a way that by the end is truly artistically transcendent." --Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and Eligible
"Among its many virtues, Mira Jacob's graphic memoir, Good Talk, helps us think through this term ['person of color'] with grace and disarming wit. The book lives up to its title, and reading these searching, often hilarious tête-à-têtes is as effortless as eavesdropping on a crosstown bus. . . . The medium is part of the magic. . . . The old comic-book alchemy of words and pictures opens up new possibilities of feeling. . . . The people are black and white--except, of course, they're not." --Ed Park, The New York Times Book Review
Publisher: One World | Pub Date: March 24, 2020 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 368 | Dimensions: 0.8" H x 6.3" L x 6.0" W | 1.35 lbs