The Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle, translated by Helge Dascher [in Bloomsbury Review]
With amazingly effective simplicity, artist Guy Delisle takes you to Burma through an ex-pat’s perspective. He arrives with his wife, a Médecins San Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) aid worker, shortly after the devastating 2004 tsunami, who has a real job to go to. Meanwhile, Delisle is in charge of their young son, and together they explore their new surroundings, both mundane (the heat!) and enraging (the Burmese regime).
Review: “TBR’s Editors’ Favorites of 2008,” The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2008
Readers: Young Adult, Adult
Published: 2008 (United States)