Jerusalem: A Family Portrait (Hardcover)
A Family Portrait
First Second, 9781596435759, 385pp.
Publication Date: April 16, 2013
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Jerusalem" is a sweeping, epic graphic novel that follows a single family three generations and fifteen very different people as they are swept up in chaos, war, and nation-making from 1940-1948. Faith, family, and politics are the heady mix that fuel this ambitious, cinematic graphic novel.
With "Jerusalem, " author-filmmaker Boaz Yakin turns his finely-honed storytelling skills to a topic near to his heart: Yakin's family lived in Palestine during this period and was caught up in the turmoil of war just as his characters are. This is a personal work, but it is not a book with a political ax to grind. Rather, this comic seeks to tell the stories of a huge cast of memorable characters as they wrestle with a time when nothing was clear and no path was smooth.
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Praise For Jerusalem: A Family Portrait…
"Those who like the graphic novel format and have an interest in people holding true to their beliefs or have experienced living in a situation filled with mayhem and disorder, may find this book helpful." - VOYA
Starred Review, Booklist, March 1, 2013 issue:
"This is most powerful for investing a massive and complex issue with real human emotion." -- Booklist, starred review
"A hefty tableau of beautifully gnashed teeth." -- Kirkus Reviews