Tessa Hulls - Feeding Ghosts


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Thu, 04/11/2024 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Tessa Hulls talks about her graphic memoir Feeding Ghosts with S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures on KBOO Radio Portland
Hungry Ghosts profiles a journalist who flees an authoritarian regime - losing her mind along the way - and her granddaughter who uncovers her story


Tessa Hulls' debut as an author is the sprawling graphic memoir Feeding Ghosts, a story of her own family, of survival and madness and love, seen through the lens of three generations of women and covering nearly a century of Chinese history.

Tessa is an illustrator, painter, researcher, historian, chef and adventurer.  Her grandmother and mother fled Shanghai for Hong Kong during Mao's Great Leap Forward, at great cost to the family and her grandmother's health.  Sixty years later, Tessa brings her mother back to China on a mission to find answers to nagging questions and seek resolution to generational traumas.


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