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The Undertaking of Lily Chen - Danica Novgorodoff
The Undertaking of Lily Chen
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In The Undertaking of Lily Chen, Deshi, a young man struggling to make a life for himself in rural China, watches his life comes unhinged when he accidentally kills his older brother in a fight. His distraught parents send him on a hopeless journey to acquire a bride for his brother to marry... show more
In The Undertaking of Lily Chen, Deshi, a young man struggling to make a life for himself in rural China, watches his life comes unhinged when he accidentally kills his older brother in a fight. His distraught parents send him on a hopeless journey to acquire a bride for his brother to marry posthumously so he doesn't enter the next world alone—an ancient Chinese tradition with many modern adherents. Eligible female corpses are in short supply, however. When Deshi falls into company with a beautiful, angry, and single young woman named Lily, he sees a solution to his problems.  The only hitch is Lily is still very much alive. Danica Novgorodoff, author of Slow Storm and Refresh, Refresh, brings her distinctive voice and gorgeous, moody watercolors to this wry, beautiful, and surprising literary graphic novel.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596435865 (1596435860)
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Blogging Between the Lines
Blogging Between the Lines rated it
3.0 The Undertaking of Lily Chen
With beautiful artwork reminiscent of classical Chinese paintings and Japanese monogatari scrolls, Danica Novgorodoff tells the story of the gritty and hard-fought journey of tragic Deshi and bittersweet Lily. Deshi Li has a dark secret, and to atone for his mistake he must find the fresh corpse of ...
Karin's Book Nook
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4.0 THE UNDERTAKING OF LILY CHEN by Danica Novgorodoff - REVIEW (Graphic Novel)
Deshi's life spins out of control after he accidentally kills his older brother in a fight. When he tells his parents, they are completely distraught. Deshi's older brother was the first and most preferred child and his parents are ready to throw Deshi to the police, but they have a problem. They do...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
3.0 A Dark Undertaking
The Undertaking of Lily Chen is a dark, moodily atmospheric graphic novel with an odd, snatched from the headlines premise. Apparently, recently deceased women go missing in China because an old tradition dictates that unmarried men be married and buried with a female corpse to insure they have some...
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