Letting It Go by Miriam KatinLetting It Go by Miriam Katin

Letting It Go

byMiriam Katin

Hardcover | March 19, 2013

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A Holocaust survivor struggles to let the past go
Miriam Katin's debut graphic novel, the 2006 memoir 'We Are On Our Own', was a unique portrait of how one family survived World War II. A companion to 'We Are On Our Own', 'Letting It Go' shows Katin, now an adult, dealing with her son Ilan's recent move to Berlin. As&nbspshe struggles to accept his decision, she realizes that her hesitations have more to do with long-held grudges than any sort of legitimate concern.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Whereas 'We Are On Our Own' probed Katin's loss of faith and talked about her experiences during the war, 'Letting It Go' examines the lasting trauma of surviving World War II from a very different vantage point, focusing on&nbspher life as a middle-aged New Yorker. The flowing, expressive style employed in 'We Are On Our Own' has been refined in this full-color masterpiece. A panel-less style lets the story find a natural rhythm, with wise and funny anecdotes along the way. Katin has the light hand of a master storyteller in this, an insightful and&nbspserious but also wry account of the myriad ways trauma infects daily existence, both for survivors and for their families.
Miriam Katin was born in Hungary during World War II. She later immigrated to Israel and then the United States, where she worked in background design for animation studios such as MTV and Disney. Her debut graphic novel was the award-winning memoir 'We Are On Our Own'.
Title:Letting It GoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.79 × 7.75 × 0.83 inPublished:March 19, 2013Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770461035

ISBN - 13:9781770461031

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for We Are on Our Own "Richly illustrated in pencil, this book should not be missed by anyone with an interest in history, love or faith-so anyone, really." - Time magazine "A skillfully rendered memoir about Katin and her mother's harrowing escape from Budapest in 1944. Its world is gray, its characters complex." - The Boston Globe