On Loving Women by Diane ObomsawinOn Loving Women by Diane Obomsawin

On Loving Women

byDiane ObomsawinTranslated byHelge Dascher

Paperback | February 18, 2014

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Intimate vignettes of women coming outOn Loving Women is a new collection of stories about coming out, first love, and sexual identity by the&nbspanimator Diane Obomsawin. With this work, Obomsawin brings her gaze to bear on subjects closer to home-her friends' and lovers' personal accounts of realizing they're gay or first finding love with another woman. Each story is a master class in reaching the emotional truth of a situation with the simplest means possible. Her stripped-down pages use the bare minimum of linework to expressively reveal heartbreak, joy, irritation, and fear.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp On Loving Women focuses primarily on adolescence-crushes on high school teachers, awkwardness on first dates-but also addresses much deeper-seated difficulties of being out: fears of rejection and of not being who others want one to be. Within these pages, Obomsawin has forged a poignant, powerful narrative that speaks to the difficulties of coming out and the joys of being loved.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Her first English-language work, Kaspar -a retelling of the life of Kaspar Hauser, the mysterious German youth who was raised in isolation and murdered just a few years after emerging from his imprisonment-was critically lauded for its simple but expressive storytelling, and for the way it portrayed traumatic material compassionately but without self-indulgence.
Born in Montreal in 1959, Diane Obomsawin spent the first twenty years of her life in France. After studying graphic design, she returned to Canada in 1983 and turned her attention to painting, comics, and animation. Here and There, her autobiographical film, garnered numerous prestigious distinctions. She has published a number of ...
Title:On Loving WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8.95 × 7.65 × 0.27 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:177046140X

ISBN - 13:9781770461406

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" On Loving Women is in turns wistful, sexy, goofy, bittersweet, frank, and adorable. Diane Obomsawin's deceptively simple lifework and straightforward writing style capture the breathless sweetness of holding another girl's hand for the first time, and the happy, lusty intimacy of a virginity-ending, drunken threesome. Delightful." - Ellen Forney&nbsp