Thursday

"The Property" of Rutu Modan

Cards on the table, I think Rutu Modan's "The Property" is one of the best graphic novels of 2013. I know, the year isn't over yet, but honestly the book hit me like nothing else so far this year. It's an incredible piece of work from a gifted cartoonist.

The book is about the relationship between a young woman and her grandmother (which, as I mentioned in the interview, I found a lot like my own relationship with my grandmother). It's about Poland. It's about Israel. It's about property and memory, the past and the present, and about family.

It's a book that I keep thinking, have read more than once, and it's a beautiful book that I cannot recommend enough. (The interview isn't too shabby, either)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=48203

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