We Are on Our Own by Miriam KatinWe Are on Our Own by Miriam Katin

We Are on Our Own

byMiriam Katin

Hardcover | May 4, 2006

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Miriam Katin retells the story of her and her mother's escape on foot from the Nazi invasion of Budapest. This captivating and elegantly illustrated graphic memoir is published on the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising that was put down by the Soviets.With her father fighting for the Hungarian army and the German troops approaching, Katin and her mother flee to the countryside after faking their deaths. Leaving behind all their belongings and their loved ones, they disguise themselves as a Russian servant and her illegitimate child, while staying steps ahead of the German soldiers.We Are on Our Own is a woman's attempt to rebuild her earliest childhood trauma in order to understand her lifelong questioning of faith. Katin's faith is shaken as she wonders how God could tolerate such a wretched world, a world of fear and hiding, betrayal and abuse. Searing, detailed illustrations reveal the horrific experiences on the run, and as a child, Katin saw these experiences with the simple longing, sadness and curiosity she felt when her dog ran away or a stranger made her mother cry. Katin's ensuing lifelong struggle with faith is depicted throughout the book in beautiful full-colour sequences.Katin's first full-length graphic novel, written at age 63, is a stunning child's-eye-view memoir of a mother and daughter's survival in World War II.
Miriam Katin (New York) emigrated from Hungary to Israel in 1957, where she served in the Defence Forces as a graphic artist. Since 1990, she has worked as a background designer for Disney and MTV.
Title:We Are on Our OwnFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.41 × 8.19 × 0.7 inPublished:May 4, 2006Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1896597203

ISBN - 13:9781896597201

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