IN STORES JUNE 2013
THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF EXIT WOUNDS RETURNS WITH A STORY ABOUT FAMILIES, SECRETS, AND THE COMPLEX BONDS OF LOVE
The Property is a work that will inspire, fascinate, and delight readers and critics alike. Savvy and insightful, elegant and subtle, Modanís second full-length graphic novel is a triumph of storytelling and fine lines. After the death of her son, Regina Segal takes her granddaughter Mica to Warsaw, hoping to reclaim a family property lost during the Second World War. As they get to know modern Warsaw, Regina is forced to recall difficult things about her past, and Mica begins to wonder if maybe their reasons for coming arenít a little different than her grandmother led her to believe.
Rutu Modan offers up a world populated by prickly seniors, smart-alecky public servants, and stubborn women Ė a world whose realism is expressed alternately in the absurdity of peopleís behavior, and in the complex consequences of their sacrifices. Modanís ever-present wit is articulated perfectly in her clear-line style, while a subtle, almost muted color palette complements the true-to-life nuances of her characterization. Exit Wounds made a huge splash for this signature combination of wit, style, and realism, and The Property will cement Modanís status as one of the foremost cartoonists working today.
Hardcover / 6.5" x 9" / 232 pages, full color
$24.95 US / $24.95 CDN
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