The Night Eaters is a horror graphic novel about family, fears, expectations, and inter-generational differences.
Sometimes, no matter how much you love each other, it’s hard for family to communicate. Values and cultural expectations can vary, especially with the children of immigrants.
In the midst of the pandemic, Chinese American twins Milly and Billy are struggling with their personal and professional lives while hosting their visiting parents. Their mother, in particular, never seems satisfied with their efforts. Meanwhile, a decrepit house next door looms large, hiding disturbing secrets that have been buried barely skin deep.
Forced to help clean up the wreck of a house, the twins run headlong into some of those secrets, as well as some unsettling truths about their own family.
I love the way the story shifts between the past and the present, the expressive art, and the resolution of this first book in the series. Good for fans of Liu’s Monstress series and Talia Dutton’s M Is For Monster.