“Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes” by Mary Talbot


Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes is an intriguing premise for a graphic memoir. The author, Mary Talbot, was the daughter of a Joycean scholar. She alternates between her coming-of-age story and that of Lucia, James Joyce’s daughter. It’s illustrated by Mary’s husband Bryan, an award winning English comic book creator. Both stories were involving and sad, but I felt the connection between them was strained, and that neither achieved a depth because both were being told.

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