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special book exits ebok Special Exits ePUBL even as they eventually overwhelm them and their home which the couple is loathe to leave Special Exits is laid out in an eight panel grid which creates a leisurely storytelling pace that not only helps to convey the slow inexorable decline in Lars' and Rachel's health but perfectly captures the timbre of the exchanges between a long married couple the affectionate bickering; their gallows humor; their uerulousness as their bodies break downThough Lars and Rachel are the protagonists of Special Exits Farmer makes her voice known through creative visual metaphors and in her indictment of the careless treatment of the elderly i.

L even as they eventually overwhelm them and their home which the couple is loathe to leave Special Exits is laid out in an eight panel grid which creates a leisurely storytelling pace that not only helps to convey the slow inexorable decline in Lars' and Rachel's health but perfectly captures the timbre of the exchanges between a long married couple the affectionate bickering; their gallows humor; their uerulousness as their bodies break downThough Lars and Rachel are the protagonists of Special Exits Farmer makes her voice known through creative visual metaphors and in her indictment of the careless treatment of the elderly i.

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[EPUB] ✼ Special Exits By Joyce Farmer – Myportal.pro Joyce Farmer's memoir chronicles the decline of the author's parents' health their relationship with one another and with their daughter and how they cope with the day to day emotional fragility of thJoyce Farmer's memoir chronicles the decline of the author's parents' health their relationship with one another and with their daughter and how they cope with the day to day emotional fragility of the most taxing time of their livesElderly parents Lars and Rachel who have enjoyed a long and loving married life together are rendered in fine confident pen lines Set in southern Los Angeles which makes for a terrifying seuence as blind Rachel and ailing Lars are trapped in their home without power during the 1992 Rodney King riots backgrounds and props are lovingly detailed these objects serve as memory triggers for Lars and Rache.

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10 thoughts on “Special Exits

  1. Melki Melki says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBMy 84 year old friend is uite fond of telling me Don't ever get old I always respond with Okay but I'm not crazy about the alternative This is the moving true story told in graphic novel form of author Joyce Farmer's attempts to care for her elderly father Lars and her stepmother Rachel during the last few years of their lives This is truly scary subject matter Most of us will need to face the problem of aging parents at some time during our lives if we haven't already It reminded me so much of my mother's last year of life before she succumbe


  2. Licha Licha says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBCouldn't put this book down This one is right up there with Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?It's a lot to take in when dealing with ailing elderly parents Laura finds herself ta


  3. Lars Guthrie Lars Guthrie says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBI can be forgiven for knowing nothing of Joyce Farmer Apparently she did make a mark in the underground commix industry in the 70s when she and Lyn Chevely created ‘Tt and Clt’ a counterweight to male dominated and sexist product Then she or less disappeared from the scene Now in her 70s she has published the painstakingly detailed and sometimes painfully honest story of the slow death of her stepmother and father Farmer was concerned enough about the frank nature of her account that she changed all the names including her own but ‘Special Exits’ is subtitled ‘A Graphic Memoir’ and I gather it’s pretty much straightforward autobiographyAging and dying


  4. Rachel Rachel says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBThis excellently written and drawn book is based on the last years of the author's father and stepmother It shows th


  5. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUB35 In terms of subject matter – the physical and mental decline of the artist’s parents – this is similar to Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast but Farmer’s book is gruelling to read and I found her drawing style ever so slightly grotesue This is presented as a memoir even though the names don’t match up so Laura is presumably Joyce’s stand in here The book is set in 1990s Los Angeles and for much of its length we’re cooped up with Lars Rachel and their Siamese cat Ching in their crumbling home; only occasionally do outside events like the race riots and an earthuake intrude Rachel’s blindness and dementia eventually cede to Lars’ cancer as Laura’s major concern


  6. Emilia P Emilia P says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBThis book was pretty amazing I was skeptical with R Crumb's glowing recommendation that it might be a dash of nepotism especially because I hadn't heard of Farmer But I was won over within the first chapter It isn't raw per se but it's honest the steady relentless decline of old age is so mundane and so huge at once this book documents the last years of Farmer's parents lives as they struggle to remain independent while losing self relian


  7. Louise Louise says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBI understand that this graphic novel is a portrayal of the author’s own story told through Laura in her role as daughter and care giver Short vignettes chronicle the decline of Lars her father and Rachel her stepmother As it begins Laura checks in freuently but the need for assistance grows Eventually there is the need for some temporary live in help Laura disguises this with a couple who will paint the house and then to nursing home for Rachel and hospice visitors for Lars The deaths of Rachel and then Lars are gently portrayed and you see the decisions and grief that followThere are familiar themes of the elderly “I want to stay in my house” “I don’t need any help” hoarding and denial The outside world intrudes as the Rodney King riots rage around their home and an earthuake strikes Through it all Laura is patient and caring She makes meals which her parents don’t eat bathes Rachel and gently introduces diapers Laura takes a lot in strideWhen Rachel has t


  8. Jan Priddy Jan Priddy says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBI read a few new graphic novels each year just to stay abreast of what is around and because I teach them Like most of my favorites thi


  9. Kirk Kirk says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBRelevant to anyone who has had to watch somebody they know and love wither and die and basically devolve into a fussy child albeit immobile Farmer sticks to a format of 9 panels per page employing a straightforward drawing style with few flourishes if any I don't think any of the panels could be called pleasing to the eye stylistically speaking but they tell the story effectively enough Farmer's storytelling is eually straightforward and she doesn't try to milk any emotions out of the reader beyond what a story like this would make us fee


  10. Katie Katie says:

    MOBI myportal.pro ñ Special Exits MOBI Õ special book, exits ebok, Special Exits ePUBI think I'm probably in the wrong audience for this book as I haven't yet had any experience with declining parents or grandparents and not really connecting on that level kind of threw off a lot of my potential love for it because there really are some great moments For me however the pages seemed to drag especially in the art I realize now that this may have been an intentional play on the state of the characters but while I was reading this I just kept getting frustrated It's not horribly d


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