A 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.
Loewinsohn’s debut resists the category of graphic memoir by switching between time lines and using the art to mirror the looping nature of memory ... Her mother taught her about tending to the garden, so it’s how Briana connects to her past, and that’s nicely carried out in the rich, textured, and emotional artwork.
A sparse but astounding graphic memoir ... It’s delicate, taciturn almost, in her impressive restraint and use of images to grapple with emotions. This powerful yet meditative work heralds the arrival of a promising creator.