Early Book Review: Dotter of Her Father's Eyes

Dotter of Her Father's Eyes by Mary Talbot and Brian Talbot is a graphic novel that is part personal memoir of Mary Talbot, the daughter of a renowned Joycean scholar, and part biography of Lucia, James Joyce's daughter. The two personal histories are interwoven and well told. The two coming of age takes share some heart wrenching similarities as well as sharp contrasts fueled by time period and social expectations. The book is slated for release on Feb. 8, 2012.

Dotter of Her Father's Eyes details the pressures and young lives of Mary Talbot and Lucia Joyce. While the particulars their situations, particularly in regards to social status and personal ambitions, are different they each suffer from relationships with their parents that were far from perfect.

My complete review is available here on Yahoo! Voices.
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