In-between Days

In-between Days

A Memoir About Living With Cancer

Graphic Novel - 2016
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2016 Governor General's Literary Award Finalist

2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winner

2017 Joe Shuster Award Nominee

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.

Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.

Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : House of Anansi Press Inc., 2016.
ISBN: 9781487001087
Characteristics: 163 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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JCLDebbieF Jul 26, 2017

I love the simplicity of this story. It is told straight from Ms. Harrison's heart. The short chapters make the book flow seamlessly and you get caught up in the story, the heartache and the hope.

VaughanPLRachelP Jan 23, 2017

I can't possibly imagine how Teva Harrison feels, to know that you are dying, possibly soon, and how. How do you get up each day, and continue trying to live your life to the fullest? With pain and difficulty and determination, it turns out. She touches on everything - the little everyday things that you might not consider, and the big... the hopes and feelings that you feel in this situation. This was a difficult read but I think that if someone else can live it, the least you can do is read it.

Jul 14, 2016

While it must have taken tremendous effort, and courage, for the author to create this, the drawings are rough, and the writing ordinary. There is little insight or personal revelation here, just a story of hope.

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