Amy Kurzweil’s Graphic Memoir Is Published

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Amy Kurzweil, English and Communication Studies, released a graphic memoir titled Flying Couch, published by Black Balloon. The book follows three generations of Jewish women—young artist Amy; Amy’s mother, a psychologist; and Bubbe, Amy’s grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile.

From the book’s press release:

“A retelling of the inherited Holocaust narrative now two generations removed, Flying Couch uses Bubbe’s real testimony to investigate the legacy of trauma, the magic of family stories, and the meaning of home. With her playful, idiosyncratic sensibility, Amy traces the way our memories and our families shape who we become. The result is this bold illustrated memoir, both an original coming-of-age story and an important entry into the literature of the Holocaust.”

Watch the book trailer here. For more information, contact Kurzweil, 212 217.5340.

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