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The Property

By Rutu Modan

INCLUDED ON MORE THAN TEN BEST OF THE YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING THE GUARDIAN, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SALON, AMAZON, AND THE WASHINGTON POST!

"Modan delights in bringing the subtlest emotional shadings to vivid and often comical life on the page...[The Property is a] wryly funny and ultimately wrenching graphic novel." —NPR

The award-winning author of Exit Wounds returns with a story about secrets, money, and the bonds of love

The 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.
     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.
     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.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Southeast
  • GN Property, Graphic Novel

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781770461154


Format: Book
Author: Modan, Rutu
Summary: TV producer Mica Segal accompanies her grandmother, Regina, on the old lady's first return to Warsaw since she fled, pregnant by a gentile with Mica's late father, to Palestine in 1939. On the plane, the son of a friend of Regina's ebulliently accosts the women and thereafter seems to show up wherever they go, even separately. Mica shakes him by dodging into a caf', where she meets a charming Pole who leads Jewish history tours. Not by chance, Regina comes on her own to the same caf' to meet an old man who lives in the buildingyes, Mica's grandfather. While the purpose of the trip is to assert Regina's title to a building her parents had owned, what develops is an intrafamilial tiff, an ultimately fulfilling reunion, and the possible start of a romance.
Title: The property / Rutu Modan ; translation by Jessica Cohen.
Publisher Date: Richmond, BC : New York ; Drawn & Quarterly, 2013.
Subject: Jewish women -- Travel -- Poland -- Comic books, strips, etc. Israelis -- Travel -- Poland -- Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels
Isbn: 9781770461154 1770461159
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: GN Property
Oclc: 852745659
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Bib Id: 446377

Format: Book
Author: Modan, Rutu
Summary: TV producer Mica Segal accompanies her grandmother, Regina, on the old lady's first return to Warsaw since she fled, pregnant by a gentile with Mica's late father, to Palestine in 1939. On the plane, the son of a friend of Regina's ebulliently accosts the women and thereafter seems to show up wherever they go, even separately. Mica shakes him by dodging into a caf', where she meets a charming Pole who leads Jewish history tours. Not by chance, Regina comes on her own to the same caf' to meet an old man who lives in the buildingyes, Mica's grandfather. While the purpose of the trip is to assert Regina's title to a building her parents had owned, what develops is an intrafamilial tiff, an ultimately fulfilling reunion, and the possible start of a romance.
Title: The property / Rutu Modan ; translation by Jessica Cohen.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Richmond, BC : New York ; Drawn & Quarterly, 2013.
Description: 222 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Jewish women -- Travel -- Poland -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Israelis -- Travel -- Poland -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels
LCCN: 2012517821
ISBN: 9781770461154
ISBN: 1770461159
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: GN Property