Forget Sorrow An Ancestral Tale Author:Belle Yang Celebrated artist and writer Belle Yang makes a stunning debut as a graphic memoirist with this story of crisis and survival. As a recent college grad, Belle Yang fled an abusive boyfriend who became a terrifying stalker. Back under the protection of her Old World Chinese parents, she sought escape in retelling and drawing her ... more »father?s stories about his family in Manchuria during the Second World War. Fleeing the ravages of war, four brothers had reunited in the family home, where (like Belle) they chafed against a traditional father, the patriarch.
In Forget Sorrow, Belle weaves a story within a story as she sets her personal journey of self-discovery against her ancestral history?an epic drama of folly and betrayal, integrity and endurance during times of hunger, war, and Communist oppression. Recounting the lives and choices of her grandfather, his brothers, and her King Lear?like great-grandfather, Belle at last finds healing?and the strength to honor both her father and herself. .« less