I Will See You Again

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Pub Date 25 Feb 2020 | Archive Date 14 Feb 2020
Portage & Main Press, HighWater Press

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Description

An illustrated story of grief, love, and hope.

When the author's brother dies overseas, she embarks on a journey to bring him home. Through memories and dreams of all they shared and through her Dene traditions, the author finds comfort and strength. The lyrical art and story leave readers with a universal message of hope and love.

In this unique and beautiful book, Lisa Boivin uses digital artwork to bridge gaps between medical ethics and Indigenous worldviews.

An illustrated story of grief, love, and hope.

When the author's brother dies overseas, she embarks on a journey to bring him home. Through memories and dreams of all they shared and through her Dene...


A Note From the Publisher

*subtle reference to suicide

*subtle reference to suicide


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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781553798552
PRICE $25.00 (USD)

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The author tells, in picture book format, and in simple language how she grieved for her brother's death. Beautiful stylized pictures. sweet step-by-step tale of what she did when she receives his ashes, in a box and how she puts cedar around the box, to calm his spirit. <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5511" src="https://g2comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/i-will-see-you-again.png" alt="" /> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5510" src="https://g2comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/i-will-see-you-soon.png" alt="" /> It is sad, and yet affirming how she does this step by step, to bring his spirit home with her, to her mother, and then releases him, to find his way. Another way to look at death and dying. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

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This was a very short, but moving journey through one women's grief. The bright illustrations brought a hopeful aspect to somber story, and the simplicity of the language made it accessible for anyone. It was quite a short read, but moving non-the-less.

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Interesting read, covered the way I felt when I lost someone close. The illustrations are lovely and peaceful and the overall feeling is one of calm.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you NetGalley. This book was unique in that it has some beautiful illustrations to go with the beautiful storyline. I adored this book... I truly did. It was on the short side, but it was raw and beautiful. It covers the story of a woman's grief in such a moving manner.

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Well done to Lisa Boivin, for putting together such a personal piece, and for then putting it out there. I hope it gave you healing. I read this almost like a poem, a very personal account of the loss of a relative, or more accurately, of what comes after. The illustrations are colourful, abstract and moving. It is a short read but something to come back to as a reminder of the fleeting nature of life, but also the importance of the connections and relationships we make. A reminder to hug a little tighter and longer. Thank you Lisa for sharing your story.

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This is a highly unusual and unique book, written within the Dene tradition and using digital art to tell the story. Boivin is a member of the DeninuKu First Nation, an indigenous Canadian community based on the shore of Lake Akaitcho. This book is about the death of the author’s brother. Boivin has to travel overseas to repatriate his body and take him home to the community. The book is a meditation on grief and how the way we cope with death is based within our cultural tradition. It was interesting to learn how another culture, one I knew nothing about, views family bonds and tragedy of loss. Through her story and her art, she shows us everything they shared as brother and sister. She also explores how the Dene tradition gives her hope, despite her loss. This is a very different take on death and the book left me strangely uplifting rather than sad. Unusual and beautiful.

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