A stunning graphic-novel adaptation based on the work of one of Canada's most revered and bestselling authors
On a trip to visit his older sister, who has moved away from the family home on the reserve to Salt Lake City, a young boy and his mother are posed a simple question with a not-so-simple answer. Are you Canadian, the border guards ask, or American?
And when border guards will not accept their citizenship, mother and son wind up trapped in an all-too-real limbo between nations that do not recognize who they are.
A powerful graphic-novel adaptation of one of Thomas King's most celebrated short stories, Borders explores themes of identity and belonging, and is a poignant depiction of the significance of a nation's physical borders from an Indigenous perspective. This timeless story is brought to vibrant, piercing life by the singular vision of artist Natasha Donovan.
About this Author
Natsha Donovanis a self-taught illustrator from Vancouver, BC, with a focus on comics and children's illustration. Her work has appeared in two anthologies:The Other Side, edited by Melanie Gillman and Kori Handwerker, andThis Place, published by Portage & Main Press. She illustrated the award-winning children's bookThe Sockeye Motherby Brett D. Huson and the graphic novelSurviving the Cityby Tasha Spillett. She has a degree in anthropology from the University of British Columbia and has worked in academic and magazine publishing. She currently lives in Bellingham, Washington. Natasha Donovan is a member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.
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