This is a savagely brilliant graphic novel exploring a shadowland of memory, sexuality and morbid snickering. This is a graphic novel by poet Daphne Gottlieb and Hothead Paisan creator Diane DiMassa in which a 19-year-old woman named Sasha loses her father to cancer and takes a job in the hospital where he had worked as a doctor. Moving from room to room with her clipboard of forms, Sasha encounters the insane, the suicidal, and the brave - then returns to her office to look up all her friends' and enemies' medical records. Taking its title from Freud's "Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious", Gottlieb and DiMassa's first collaboration is both moving and darkly funny. Where comedy meets chemo, where mirth meets mortality, "Jokes and the Unconscious" explores the murky terrain of grief, memory, humour and sexual escape.
Daphne Gottlieb's work has been praised as "fierce," "unapologetic," "scorching," and "deliriously gutsy." She is the author of Final Girl, named one of the best books of the year by the Village Voice, and Homewrecker (both available from Turnaround). She lives in San Francisco. Diane DiMassa is the creator of the widely popular comic Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist. She lives in Bridgeport, CT.
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