Memories From Limon
Costa Rican national Ramiro has been working and studying in the UK. He leaves the rain and cold behind to visit family in Costa Rica and to research a book he is planning about the family’s history. With his Mother, he looks through a series of photo albums that triggers memories and story telling from his Mother.
Thereafter, Ramiro spends time with surviving uncles and cousins to stitch together a series of remarkable family stories and reminiscences. Furthermore, his informal investigations lead to more revelations as a series of hidden truths emerge. Moreover, even as these secrets are revealed, Ramiro has no idea that some will come to change his life forever.
This is a graphic novel like no other Bookwagon has encountered. Further, it is thoughtful and compelling, gently telling its story and revealing its secrets. The memories of his family elders spur Ramiro on and force him to contemplate his own role within the family. Memories From Limon deservedly won the Guardian Graphic Novel Award of 2019.
Nobrow, the publishers of this lovely book, produce highly notable graphic novels, many for older readers. Bookwagon has several available in its on-line bookstore, such as An Illustrated History of UFOs and Summer Spirit.