"Unflinching, heartbreaking and utterly compelling. Una's story explores how the public silencing of women's voices too often creates a private hell." Emma Jane Unsworth
"Male violence against women is a major problem for all of us. This exploration of blame and shame brings home that fact in an immediate way, but also with great delicacy." - Mary Talbot
"This is a beautiful, haunting, take on Peter Sutcliffe's reign of terror, and the women and communities he destroyed. The bare fact is, as Una beautifully explores, that females are living under a reign of patriarchal power that requires us to take the rough with the rough. Except we don't. Una illustrates through prose and graphics how this fightback is taking place. Consume this book, and be prepared to join the revolution." - Julie Bindel
"Delicate in construction yet uncompromising in message, Becoming Unbecoming is an astonishing testament to the potency of visual metaphor." -- Andy Oliver
"I think this will probably make my favourite books of the year. It's a astoundingly powerful story and call for change about gendered violence and listening to women's voices." - Anna James, A Case for Books
"Make no mistake, this is one of the most important comics works of 2015." Broken Frontier: Comic of the Week
"Brilliant, brave and fiercely intelligent... I read it in one sitting." Kerry Hudson
"Touching, moving and tackling a really serious subject. A wonderful, wonderful book." Jenni Murray, BBC Radio 4 Woman s Hour
"Honest, matter-of-fact and absolutely gut-wrenching... shows what happens when women refuse to be silent. Read this. Get angry. Start shouting." Emerald Street
"A sensitively rendered yet powerful exploration of the blame and shame culture that surrounds sexual violence... Becoming Unbecoming should be read by everyone." -- Pamreader
"What makes this work so emotionally compelling, though - and heartbreaking, actually - is her older self's attempts to understand and explain what her younger self was going through, both emotionally internally, and externally at the hands, physically as well as metaphorically, of her contemporaries." -- Page 45
"Becoming, Unbecoming is an absolute sensation: one of my favourites books of the year and, possibly, the best graphic novel I've ever read." -- The F Word
A devastating personal account of gender violence told in graphic-novel form, set against the backdrop of the 1970s Yorkshire Ripper man-hunt.
It's 1977 and Una is twelve. A serial murderer is at large in West Yorkshire and the police are struggling to solve the case despite spending more than two million man-hours hunting the killer and interviewing the man himself no less than nine times.
As this national news story unfolds around her, Una finds herself on the receiving end of a series of violent acts for which she feels she is to blame.
Through image and text Becoming Unbecoming explores what it means to grow up in a culture where male violence goes unpunished and unquestioned. With the benefit of hindsight Una explores her experience, wonders if anything has really changed and challenges a global culture that demands that the victims of violence pay its cost.
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