A JEW IN COMMUNIST PRAGUE
The authorities are getting a notion of underground literary movements of the type Jonas has joined and the screws are being turned to ferret them out. As it turns out, Jonas discovers his bookstore owner boss is deeply involved in one himself and the authorities are onto him. Jonas braves great danger to help him out. Meanwhile, the girl he's gotten involved with is under tremendous pressure to not see him. The more pressure they come under, however, the harder their resolve to see each other strengthens.
"BEST COMICS OF '97! A powerful, moving chronicle of a Jewish boy coming of age in 1950's Communist Prague." Publishers Weekly
"The poignant story is made more haunting by Giardino's meticulously detailed artwork."
The Washington Post
"A compelling story about anti-semitism." Mike Sangiacomo-The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Potent and haunting." Forward
"Unobtrusively masterly graphic novel" Booklist
"Visually compelling and historically resonant, Giardino's full color narrative is evolving into a masterwork of its kind." Kirkus Reviews
"Favorite Graphic Novel of the Year!"
Joe Szadkowski, The Washington Times
81/2x11, 56pp., full color trade pb.: $11.95 ISBN 1-56163-209-0