The Tale of One Bad Rat - Bryan Talbot

The Tale follows the escape of Helen from her abusive family through her wanderings and until the start of her mental and spiritual recovery. This graphic novel is incredibly illustrated and deeply moving. It tackles the horrors of sexual abuse and psychological despair, all the while teaching the reader about rats, England's Lake District, and Beatrix Potter. Some of the elements may be extraneous, but the overall effect is superb