American Widow by Alissa Torres

51jtw9rfnvl-_sy344_bo1204203200_What was it like for the widows of people who died in the World Trade Center in 2001. Alissa Torres writes about her experience in this graphic memoir  with art by Sungyoon Choi.

At the end of the book, on the first anniversary of 9/11, Allissa goes to Hawaii–away from it all. A relief from the shock and the struggle to rebuild her life and to get the relief from organizations like the Red Cross that had raised so much money to support the families of the victims.  All the lofty rhetoric was empty, as rhetoric so often is , and this book takes the reader to the ground and step step you enter the daily life of those truly affected by the tragedy.

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