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GIARDINO
HARVEY AWARD WINNER ‘99
“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
“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

A JEW IN COMMUNIST PRAGUE, vol.1: Loss of Innocence
Vittorio Giardino
A brilliantly written graphic novel about the real human experience of living behind the iron curtain from one of Italy's leading comic artists.
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1/2x11, 48pp., full color trade pb.: $11.95
For Mature Audiences. ISBN 1-56163-180-9

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A JEW IN COMMUNIST PRAGUE, vol.2: Adolescence
Vittorio Giardino
The next chapter in this highly praised tale of life behind the iron curtain finds Jonas Finkel reaching his teen years. His father is still not to be seen and he and his mother are scraping by. Jonas, denied a good education, goes from menial job to menial job but then finds work in a bookstore. Government agents force Jonas to spy on the owner for them but he secretly rebels by joining a daring group of teens who read and collect forbidden literature. The group includes a girl with the most disturbing pair of blue eyes.
81/2x11, 48pp., full color: $11.95
ISBN 1-56163-197-3

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A JEW IN COMMUNIST PRAGUE
Vol.3: Rebellion
Giardino
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

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