A triumph of graphic memoir, Parenthesis narrates the author’s experience with tumor-related epilepsy — losing herself, and finding herself again.

Judith is barely out of her teens when a tumor begins pressing on her brain, ushering in a new world of seizures, memory gaps, and loss of self. Suddenly, the sentence of her normal life has been interrupted by the opening of a parenthesis that may never close.

Based on the real experiences of cartoonist Élodie Durand, Parenthesis is a gripping testament of struggle, fragility, acceptance, and transformation which was deservedly awarded the Revelation Prize of the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

Parenthesis by Élodie Durand
ISBN 978-1-60309-481-8 | Diamond: SEP200516 | $19.99 (US) | 224 pages
B&W graphic novel with French flaps | 6.25” x 8.5” | for mature readers (16+)