Autumn reading #4: Gone…

Autumn reading #4: Gone to Amerikay, graphic novel written by Derek McCulloch, art by Colleen Doran with Jose Villarrubia

So, first off, the art is gorgeous, as one would expect from Colleen Doran. I'm not an art critic, so I'll leave it at that.

I also really liked the story. It's an immigration story (would be great to teach in the appropriate high school or college class) about the Irish, but it's also a murder mystery and a time travel tale. Not literal time travel, but the story is told in three different time periods (1870, 1960, 2010), and jumps around between them; it's a bit confusing at first, but once you figure out what's going on, the transitions are smooth and it all makes good sense. Oh, and there's a ghost. And queer characters. And interesting politics. It doesn't shy away from the ugly aspects of the story, which I appreciated.

Overall, highly recommended. I really enjoyed this one.

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