Un mapa a medida
Written and Illustrated by Denise Turu - Amazon 2015
What at first appears to be an ordinary graphic novel quickly reveals itself to the reader as an extraordinary work of literary art that is also magnificently illustrated. The intersection of two languages express a single story: reaching for one’s dreams. Through a well-written, text that’s simple in style, Denise Turu tells her life story… In A Custom-Made Map (Un mapa a Medida), she also tries to unravel her frequent migrations and that feeling of not belonging anywhere: a widely-felt sentiment among young Latin Americans that emigrated for political, economic, or cultural reasons. It is the story of what every young person desires: control over their own life and the realization of their projects. It’s A custom-made map that becomes a riveting tale that’s full of hope, and that encourages the reader to reach for their dreams and to start over as many times as it takes.