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Title Palimpsest : documents from a Korean adoption / Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom ; translated by Hanna Strömberg, Lisa Wool-rim Sjöblom, and Richey Wyver.
Author Sjöblom, Lisa Wool-Rim, author, artist, translator.
Publication [Montréal] : Drawn & Quarterly, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description 151 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 362.8298 S
Note Translation of: Palimpsest.
Translated from the Swedish.
"Originally published in Swedish © 2016 Ordfront/Galago"--Title page verso.
Summary "Thousands of South Korean children were adopted around the world in the 1970s and 1980s. More than nine thousand found their new home in Sweden, including the cartoonist Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom, who was adopted when she was two years old. Throughout her childhood she struggled to fit into the homogenous Swedish culture and was continually told to suppress the innate desire to know her origins. 'Be thankful', she was told; surely her life in Sweden was better than it would have been in Korea. Like many adoptees, Sjöblom learned to bury the feeling of abandonment. In Palimpsest, an emotionally charged memoir, Sjöblom's unaddressed feelings about her adoption come to a head when she is pregnant with her first child. When she discovers a document containing the names of her biological parents, she realizes her own history may not match up with the story she's been told her whole life: that she was an orphan without a background. As Sjöblom digs deeper into her own backstory, returning to Korea and the orphanage, she finds that the truth is much more complicated than the story she was told and struggled to believe. The sacred image of adoption as a humanitarian act that gives parents to orphans begins to unravel. Sjöblom's beautiful autumnal tones and clear-line style belie the complicated nature of this graphic memoir's vital central question: Who owns the story of an adoption?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sjöblom, Lisa Wool-Rim -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Intercountry adoption -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Interethnic adoption -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Adoptees -- Sweden -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Adoptees -- Sweden -- Biography.
Adoption -- Sweden -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Adoption. (OCoLC)fst00797076
Adoptees. (OCoLC)fst00797063
Intercountry adoption. (OCoLC)fst00976069
Interethnic adoption. (OCoLC)fst00976195
Sweden. (OCoLC)fst01204537
Genre Autobiographical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921583
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Autobiographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Addl. Author Strömberg, Hanna, 1974- translator.
Wyver, Richey, translator.
Addl. Title Palimpsest. English
ISBN 9781770463301 (paperback) :
1770463305 (paperback)

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