Becoming Unbecoming

Becoming Unbecoming

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/09/2015
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Synopsis

'Touching, moving and tackling a really serious subject. A wonderful, wonderful book.' - Jenni Murray, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour A devastating personal account of gender violence told in graphic-novel form, set against the backdrop of the 1970s Yorkshire Ripper man-hunt. It's 1977 and Una is twelve. A serial murderer is at large in West Yorkshire and the police are struggling to solve the case - despite spending more than two million man-hours hunting the killer and interviewing the man himself no less than nine times. Through image and text Becoming Unbecoming explores what it means to grow up in a culture where male violence goes unpunished and unquestioned. With the benefit of hindsight Una explores her experience, wonders if anything has really changed and challenges a global culture that demands that the victims of violence pay its cost.

  • Publisher: Myriad Editions
  • ISBN: 9781908434692
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm

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