BUT YOU HAVE FRIENDS GN
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(W) Emilia Mckenzie, Emilia Mckenzie (A) Emilia MckenzieWhen a dear friend commits suicide, her survivors are left with only memories. This poignant graphic memoir is a moving exploration of friendship despite challenges and love despite grief.
From the moment they met in Grade 9, Emilia and Charlotte were best friends. Built on creative writing, indie music, feminist literature, a love of purple, and much more, their special connection sustained them through high school and the many ups & downs that followed-until Charlotte died in 2018 following a long struggle with depression.
This graphic memoir is Emilia's tribute to her memory and the bond they shared, woven together from a series of short episodes as they passed in & out of each other's lives. It includes themes of mental health and suicide, but more than anything But You Have Friends (titled from a Sarah Kane play) is a humorous, honest story about a special friendship and an homage to a hilarious, smart, and irreplaceable friend.