The PropertyGraphic Novel - 2013
The property takes readers on a trip to Warsaw with Mica and her grandmother, Regina, both from Israel. Their purpose in Poland is to check on some long lost property that Reginaʼs father owned prior to the Holocaust; she fled during the war, thus becoming the only family member to survive. The understanding that families were fractured and lives rerouted after WWII is nothing new, but the particulars provide the story here—family secrets and the measure of shame, historical and current attitudes between Poles and Jews, the changing views of cross-culture collusion when a hint of romance is involved, and the ways in which we donʼt so much reinvent ourselves as repurpose. The pursuit of old family documents is concurrent with the unearthing of family secrets, but Modan doesnʼt dole out the revelations with alarm or melodrama, but rather with a casual good nature toward her subjects.
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: GN Moda
Characteristics: 222 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm