Telegraph Art & Comics is proud to welcome artist Thi Bui on Friday, March 23rd from noon till 1:30 PM as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book!
Thi Bui will be reading from her latest, the graphic novel memoir The Best We Could Do, followed by a discussion of her work. We will have copies of her books available for purchase, or you may bring books you already own to have signed.
To learn more about Thi Bui’s work, please visit www.thibui.com
ABOUT THE BEST WE COULD DO
This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.
In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
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