A subtle, beautifully drawn work that recalls the cerebral, humanist science fiction of filmmakers such as Chris Marker and Miranda July mixed with the generational themes and unwavering hand of Yasujiro Ozu.
GG's comics recall films in more than theme alone, her drawings; with their deep chiaroscuro and subtitle-like use of text appear to be stills pulled from an enchanting and mysterious foreign film.
The generational themes in this book, the conflict between parents and children, immigrant values and second-generation offspring is poignant and especially relatable in 2017.
The most accomplished cartoonist without a major book, GG feels like a talent that has been on the scene for years, only, she isn't. With a clear and clean style that recalls Adrian Tomine, Hisashi Eguchi and pop artists like Julian Opie her work is as graphically brilliant as her stories are moving.