BECOMING UNBECOMING

BECOMING UNBECOMING

By: Una

Price: ¥800.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This extraordinary graphic novel is a powerful denunciation of sexual viole nce against women. As seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl named Una, it takes place in northern England in 1977, as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes, is on the loose and creating panic among th e townspeople. As the police struggle in their clumsy attempts to find the killer, and the headlines in the local paper become more urgent, a once sel f-confident Una teaches herself to "lower her gaze" in order to deflect att ention from boys. After she is "slut-shamed" at school for having birth control pills, Una he rself is the subject of violent acts for which she comes to blame herself. But as the police finally catch up and identify the killer, Una grapples wi th the patterns of behavior that led her to believe she was to blame. Becoming Unbecoming combines various styles, press clippings, photo-based i llustrations, and splashes of color to convey Una's sense of confusion and rage, as well as sobering statistics on sexual violence against women. The book is a no-holds-barred indictment of sexual violence against women and t he shame and blame of its victims that also celebrates the empowerment of t hose able to gain control over their selves and their bodies. Una (a pseudonym) is an artist, academic, and comics creator. Becoming Unbecoming, which took seven years to create, is her first book. She lives in the United Kingdom.

Title: BECOMING UNBECOMING

Author Name: Una

Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels,

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press: 2016

ISBN Number: 1908434694

ISBN Number 13: 9781908434692

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047511