The Novel in Graphic Novel

Tales from Behind the Window - Edanur Kuntman

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy via Netgalley

Kuntman’s wonderful and poignant graphic novel is an account of her grandmother’s life and the lives of other women in rural Anatolia.. The primary story if that of her grandmother and her marriage, but there are also two other tales about Kuntman’s great grandmother and a friend of her grandmother.

The stories detail the lives of women were option and control over one’s own fate was limited. Most of the action is interior. It isn’t a spy story, it isn’t a super hero story. It is a life story and the stakes are very real. The stories are moving and the simplicity and beauty of the illustrations fits perfectly.