The Property by Rutu ModanThe Property by Rutu Modan

The Property

byRutu Modan

Hardcover | May 14, 2013

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The award-winning author of Exit Wounds returns with a story about families, secrets, and the&nbspbonds of loveThe Property is a work that will inspire, fascinate, and delight readers and critics alike. Savvy and insightful, elegant and subtle, Rutu Modan's second full-length graphic novel is a triumph of storytelling and fine lines. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 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 aren't a little different than what her grandmother led her to believe. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Modan offers up a world populated by prickly seniors, smart-alecky public servants, and stubborn women-a world whose realism is expressed alternately in the absurdity of people's behavior and in the complex consequences of their sacrifices. Modan's 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 Modan's status as one of the foremost cartoonists working today.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1966, Rutu Modan is an illustrator and cartoonist. She cofounded an independent publishing house for alternative comic artists, Actus Tragicus, and has received much recognition for her work, both within Israel and abroad, including nominations for Eisner, Ignatz, and Angoulême awards. Modan has taught comics ...
Title:The PropertyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.29 × 6.78 × 0.96 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770461159

ISBN - 13:9781770461154

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Rutu Modan"Modan's elegantly simple line drawings match her dialogue, resulting in a heart-piercing, tough-minded love story. A-" - Entertainment Weekly "Modan's art is a pleasure [and her] storytelling is likewise rich with subtle detail and nuance." - Bookforum