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Davis has written a graphic novel about a thirty-something couple trying for a baby while reckoning with the inevitability of a terrible future. The way she draws and writes about the lives of Hannah, an activist, and Johnny, a pothead, gives the form its due, creating a beautiful story from the horrible worries that plague everyone of child-bearing age.