American Widow




      American Widow
On September 10, 2001, Eddie Torres started his dream job at Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center The next morning, he said goodbye to his 7 months pregnant wife, Alissa, and headed out the door.In an instant, Alissa s world was thrown into chaos Forced to deal with unimaginable challenges, Alissa suddenly found herself cast into the role of 9 11 widow, tossed into a storm of bureaucracy, politics, patriotism, mourning, consolation, and, soon enough, motherhood.Beautifully and thoughtfully illustrated, American Widow is the affecting account of one woman s journey through shock, pain, birth, and rebirth in the aftermath of a great tragedy It is also the story of a young couple s love affair how a Colombian immigrant and a strong minded New Yorker met, fell in love, and struggled to fulfill their dreams Above all, American Widow is a tribute to the resilience of the human heart and the very personal story of how one woman endured a very public tragedy. Free Read [ American Widow ] author [ Alissa Torres ] – heartforum.co.uk

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      American Widow
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  • Hardcover
  • 209 pages
  • American Widow
  • Alissa Torres
  • English
  • 13 August 2017
  • 0345500695

10 thoughts on “ American Widow

  1. Shelly says:

    I love David Cross bit on Shut Up You Fucking Baby where he talks about the woman who works at New York, New York Casino in Vegas who was overly devastated on 9 11 because she works just down the street from the fake world trade center That could ve been me not me She cried There are a lot of people who weren t really affected by 9 11 and despite the vow of their bumper stickers to never forget quickly did They also love to talk about where they were and what they were doing and how t I love David Cross bit on Shut Up You Fucking Baby where he talks about the woman who works at New York, New York Casino in Vegas who was overly devastated on 9 11 because she works just down the street from the fake world trade center That could ve been me not me She cried There are a lot of people who weren t really affected by 9 11 and despite the vow of their bumper stickers to never forget quickly did They also love to talk about where they were and what they were doing and how they know someone who knows someone who lived in New York worked at the World Trade Center Those people, for the most part, are the people I ve talked about 9 11 with I wasn t there Yes, I remember where...

  2. Ellie says:

    American Widow by Alissa Torres is a powerful retelling of one woman s loss when her husband, Eddie Torres, is killed on 9 11 one day after beginning his new job Barely past newlywed status and pregnant with their first child, Alissa struggles through the shock and, worse, the systems set up to help bereaved families The book takes a brave look at the complexities involved in grief and portrays 9 11 vividly, evoking viscerally the moments when we all watched in disbelief and the painful unfo American Widow by Alissa Torres is a powerful retelling of one woman s loss when her husband, Eddie Torres, is killed on 9 11 one day after beginning his new job Barely past newlywed status and pregnant with their first child, Alissa str...

  3. kirkesque says:

    This sort of deliberately obfuscated and questionably selective method of storytelling belittles the emotional power and even importance of sharing a tale about 9 11 Alissa Torres presents herself from the beginning as an American Widow who deserves sympathy and understanding Yet, in telling her story, she hides crucial evidence about it from her audience and shows us nocourtesy than she claims she received following the tragedy that claimed the life of her husband and a few thousand oth This sort of deliberately obfuscated and questionably selective method of storytelling belittles the emotional power and even importance of sharing a tale about 9 11 Alissa Torres presents herself from the beginning as an American Widow who deserves sympathy and understanding Yet, in telling her story, she hides crucial evidence about it from her audience and shows us nocourtesy than she claims she received following the tragedy that claimed the life of her husband and a few thousand others Torres rails against the federal government, the Red Cross, the Columbian Consulate, other 9 11 families, her friends, neighbors, and anyone she encounters But worst of these, perhaps, is to deliberately lie by omission to us, the audience she wishes to share her story with Other than the fact that she wishes others to suffer what she suffers from confusion, be...

  4. Caitlin Constantine says:

    I often hear people speak about 9 11 as if it was a personal devastation to them On some level I don t doubt that it was, but then I read stories like that of Torres, who actually lost a loved one that day, and I think all those people should just shut up Yeah, I said it The drawings and her words combine to describe the undescribable how it feels to know that your partner in life was taken from you in such a huge tragedy It makes the shock I felt that day as I watched the towers fall fr I often hear people speak about 9 11 as if it was a personal devastation to them On some level I don t doubt that it was, but then I read stories like that of Torres, who actually lost a loved one that day, and I think all those people should just shut up Yeah, I said it The drawings and her words combine to describe the undescribable how it feels to know that your partner in life was taken from you in such a huge tragedy It makes the shock I felt that day as I watched the towers fall from the safety of my living room 2,000 miles away seem rather small.What really got me, though, was all of the bureaucracy and red tape she had to deal with afterward For instance, I had no idea the grief counselors on hand were so callous, which made me wonder what kind of training and qualifications were in place for these volunteers I had no idea that the fund for the widows, widowers and children wa...

  5. Mallory says:

    I sobbed through about the first 5 chapters of this book It s the heart rending true story told in graphic novel format of Alissa Torres, the pregnant wife of a Cantor Fitzgerald employee who died in the World Trade Center on 9 11 01 The book illustrates the grief that has become Alissa s new reality, as well as the struggles she faces in dealing with charitable organizations meant to help those affected I found the middle of the book to be somewhat confusing, with the constant flashbacks a I sobbed through about the first 5 chapters of this book It s the heart rending true story told in graphic novel format of Alissa Torres, the pregnant wife of a Cantor Fitzgerald employee who died in the World Trade Center on 9 11 01 The book illustrates the grief that has become Alissa s new reality, as well as the struggles she faces in dealing with charitable organizations meant to help those affected I found the middle of t...

  6. Aneesa says:

    I m not sure what the point of this book is I can understand her need to write it as a means toward resolution, and I can understand the publisher s angle in publishing a graphic novel about September 11, 2001, but I m not sure what a reader is intended to get out of it I don t particularly sympathize with the author, or ...

  7. Rex Hurst says:

    This is an autobiographical graphic novel about the aftermath of 9 11 The author s husband began his second day of work at a finance office located in the World Trade Center He was an illegal immigrant who had difficulty finding a job She ...

  8. Shannon says:

    So, I was wondering when I d come across a graphic novel that wasn t about a social misfit, and here it is I realized this on page 12, when we meet Alissa and her revealing clubbing attire The story that follows is of a tender, enviable romance The American Dream is coming true for this couple a fixer upper in the burbs, a bun in the oven, a well paying job in finance Their world begins to all apart when he loses his job yawn And then 9 11 happens.Post 9 11, Alissa comes across as greedy So, I was wondering when I d come across a graphic novel that wasn t about a social misfit, and here it is I realized this on page 12, when we meet Alissa and her revealing clubbing attire The story that follows is of a tender, enviable romance The American Dream is coming true for this couple a fixer upper in the burbs, a bun in the oven, a well paying job in finance Their world begins to all apart when he loses his job yawn And then 9 11 happens.Post 9 11, Alissa comes across as greedy and self important She rarely mentions the baby, who I would think is the cause of many of her financial worries Instead, her dog is the subject of a series of affectionate drawings.The last straw for me is the closing scene I won t spoil the ending, but I will say, as a female working homeowner, I do not have cash to travel by airplane Sorry, Alissa, but your life is not as bad as you appear to think Sungyoon, your illustrations are wonderful, and I l...

  9. E.C.R. says:

    There are aspects of the book I really admire I thought the closing sequence was particularly good But the book is simply too short The kind of tacking back and forth between present and past would have worked a lot better in longer stretches where some of the characters could have been fleshed out a bitAt the end, I really felt I didn t know much about either Eduardo or Alissa apart from their circumstances The graphic part of this novel is very pedestrian I don t like giving a one There are aspects of the book I r...

  10. Margie says:

    3.5 StarsI enjoyed reading this graphic novel it s the first I ve ever read The illustrations were good although there were a couple of places I found a little disjointed But I liked that the story was true even though it was about a horrible ...

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