FE A Traumatized Son’s Graphic Memoir by Bren Bataclan
When people ask Bren Bataclan to describe the tumultuous life with his mom Fe, they often ask, “How did you turn out so nice?” Bataclan’s memoir illustrates many volatile, often hilarious experiences with a tantrum-prone, narcissistic, hoarder mom. Yet Fe is fundamentally a loving and gay-supportive, though often challenging, Filipina mother. Bataclan shares a journey tracing his family’s immigration from the Philippines to the United States. You will remember his bittersweet story forever, as he moves from coping to thriving, with frustration, trauma, compassion, and eventual acceptance.