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American Widow by Alissa Torres
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Sep 20, 09

bookshelves: graphic-novels
Read in August, 2009

The author, Alissa Torres, lost her husband, who had just started an exciting new job in the World Trade Center on September 10, 2001.

This graphic novel chronicles not just their relationship leading up to 9/11 but also the Kafkaesque nightmare she had to endure afterwards being a 9/11 widow trying to claim whatever money (donations, insurance) was due her.

I really do feel for her; I'm sorry for her loss. But the book itself was unable to make me feel like I was there with her. I felt like I was eavesdropping on a bad storyteller on the subway.
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