Billy, Me & You : A Graphic Memoir of Grief and Recovery Paperback
Nicola Streeten's little boy, Billy, was two years old when he died following heart surgery for problems diagnosed only ten days earlier. Thirteen years later, able finally to revisit a diary written at the time, Streeten began translating her notes into a graphic novel.
The result, a retrospective reflection from a 'healed' perspective and gut wrenchingly sad at moments, is an unforgettable portrayal of trauma and our reaction to it - and, especially, the humour or absurdity so often involved in our responses. As Streeten's story unfolds and we follow her and her partner's heroic efforts to cope with well-meaning friends and day-to-day realities, we begin to understand what she means by her aim to create a 'dead baby story that is funny'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, chiefly Illustrations
- Publisher: Myriad Editions
- Publication Date: 01/10/2011
- Category: True stories
- ISBN: 9780956559944