CRUSHED: Book One

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CRUSHED: Book One

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Crushed is a biomythography (a literary form coined and mastered by Audre Lorde). This is the graphic memoir of cartoonist and poet Trinidad Escobar. Follow her character Nicole (an introverted book nerd) as she journeys to the Philippines, reuniting with her first family over glasses of brandy after years of being apart due to the forced adoption culture rooted in colonization and perpetuated by imperialism.

By way of tales of aswang and giants, dwende and sirena, Nicole learns about a new perception of mental illness and trauma, ultimately utilizing indigenous talkstory— the antithesis of colonial silence— as a form of healing medicine.

Stay tuned for Book Two coming this fall 2018.

Item details:

Themes: Trauma, adoption, feminism, self-love, childhood and domestic abuse, emotional abuse, intergenerational experience, mythology, spirituality, healing.

Trade paperback

Color cover

BW/Greyscale interior pages

92 pages (Prologue and Chapters 1-5)

Perfect bound

Suggested reading ages 13+

*Contains themes on violence and trauma

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**Mature readers only. Suggested reading for ages 13+