PositiveThe Washington PostIn this diligent, beautifully rendered inquiry unpacking traces of a largely forgotten personal story, MariNaomi asks what it means that certain scenes and characters, or just some of their attendant details, vanish from one’s mind after a time, while others remain ... at its heart it’s an atmospheric survey, which is to say, an examination of the ways people can often recall emotional states — moods and manners — more clearly than specifics ... There are also some expressively drawn illustrations and short comics, but these are nestled in certain sections or used to accessorize pages. The effect is a book that is harder to read, but that rewards diligent readers, as a consequence of its destabilizing vibe.
RaveNPRA quiet, lonely read ... It\'s a sophisticated and picturesque exploration of the weights that adults carry with them from their childhoods, imprints and encumbrances that accompany them wherever they go. It\'s a reminder, too, of how people can reshape these burdens, using art and inventiveness to realign the past in relation to the present.