“Loewinsohn has achieved something of a concentrated burst of melancholic distillation; each page of Ephemera feels accurate, felt real. Like the best memoir, it centers the reader so uniquely near the experiences of another that it feels as if the reader themselves have experienced them, as well. It does it without the complicated trappings of literary detail; indeed, it does it with as few words and as little complication as possible.” — AIPT
Briana Loewinsohn will be signing copies of Ephemera: A Memoir at Floating World Comics on April 14th at 5:00 pm–don’t miss it!
About the book: Ephemera is a poetic and dreamlike take on a graphic memoir set in a garden, a forest, and a greenhouse. The story drifts among a grown woman, her early memories as a child, and the gossamer existence of her mother. A lyrical entry in the field of graphic medicine, Ephemera is a story about a daughter trying to relate to a parent who struggles with mental illness. Gorgeously illustrated in a painted palette of warm, earthy tones, it is a quiet book of isolation, plants, confusion, acceptance, and the fog of childhood. Loewinsohn’s debut book is an aching, meditative twist on autobiography, infusing the genre with an ethereal fusion of memory and imagination.