Synopses & Reviews
Heard the one about the dying father? In this savagely brilliant graphic novel by slam poet Daphne Gottlieb (Final Girl)
and Hothead Paisan
creator Diane DiMassa, a 19-year-old woman named Sasha loses her father to cancer and takes a job in the hospital where he had worked as a doctor. Moving from room to room with her clipboard of forms, Sasha encounters the insane, the suicidal, and the brave and#151; then returns to her office to look up all her friendsand#8217; and enemiesand#8217; medical records.
Taking its title from Freudand#8217;s Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious, Gottlieb and DiMassaand#8217;s first collaboration is both moving and darkly funny. Where comedy meets chemo, where mirth meets mortality, Jokes and the Unconscious explores the murky terrain of grief and#151; a shadowland of memory, sexual escape, and morbid snickering.