Becoming Unbecoming (Paperback)
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Becoming Unbecoming (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 30/09/2015
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'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
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Unflinching, heartbreaking and utterly compelling. Una's story explores how the public silencing of women's voices too often creates a private hell.' - Emma Jane Unsworth

'This is a beautiful, haunting, take on Peter Sutcliffe's reign of terror, and the women and communities he destroyed. The bare fact is, as Una beautifully explores, that females are living under a reign of patriarchal power that requires us to take the rough with the rough. Except we don't. Una illustrates - through prose and graphics - how this fightback is taking place. Consume this book, and be prepared to join the revolution.' - Julie Bindel

'Delicate in construction yet uncompromising in message, Becoming Unbecoming is an astonishing testament to the potency of visual metaphor.' - Andy Oliver

'Make no mistake, this is one of the most important comics works of 2015.' - Broken Frontier: Comic of the Week

'Brilliant, brave and fiercely intelligent... I read it in one sitting.' - Kerry Hudson

'Touching, moving and tackling a really serious subject. A wonderful, wonderful book.' - Jenni Murray, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

'Honest, matter-of-fact and absolutely gut-wrenching... shows what happens when women refuse to be silent. Read this. Get angry. Start shouting.' - Emerald Street

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