Defying Gravity

Written by Leah LeMoine Category: Arts Issue: December 2018
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Memoir meets poetry meets graphic novel in By the Forces of Gravity.

By the Forces of Gravity by Rebecca Fish EwanMemoir meets poetry meets graphic novel in By the Forces of Gravity ($24, Books by Hippocampus) by Rebecca Fish Ewan, who teaches landscape architecture at The Design School at Arizona State University. Fish Ewan chronicles her unorthodox childhood, which she spent in a kids-only commune in Berkeley, California, through free verse and whimsical cartoons. While other kids are taking geometry and gym classes, Fish Ewan is experimenting with pot, chakras and a handsome boy with “Jesus hair” under the tutelage of her consciousness-expanding best friend, Luna. It’s a groovy and occasionally heavy tale that will captivate former flower children and idealistic millennials alike. Buy the book on Amazon or at books.hippocampusmagazine.com.