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The Property
The Property | Rutu Modan
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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 Modans 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 arent 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 womena world whose realism is expressed alternately in the absurdity of peoples behavior and in the complex consequences of their sacrifices. Modans 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 Modans status as one of the foremost cartoonists working today.
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The Property | Rutu Modan
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Starting to wrap up #WITmonth with two graphic novels from Modan, both with a family mystery of sorts, nice full color illustrations and okay stories. The Property (tagged) story was better than Exit Wounds IMO.

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Onioons
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Beautiful graphic novel about a Jewish woman and her granddaughter returning to Warsaw to reclaim their family's pre-war property. However events take off in an unexpected direction almost immediately. Very moving storytelling ❤

Cinfhen I JUST read a different GN by the same author/illustrator 3y
Onioons @Cinfhen I was just looking at that. Is it good? 3y
Cinfhen I wasn't very impressed but I don't really enjoy GN 3y
Lindy I liked The Property and I thought Exit Wounds was outstanding. 3y
Onioons Thanks @Lindy, good to know! 3y
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Jokila
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I love Israeli artist Rutu Modan's bold lines and bright colors. Even more stunning is her skill in quietly, organically interweaving the personal stories of individual aspirations and heartbreaks within the wider context of intergenerational family secrets and broad cultural heritage of war and race.

Chachic Looks gorgeous! Will add it to my wishlist, I'm always interested in good graphic novels. 3y
Jokila @Chachic if you like it, her graphic novel Exit Wounds is excellent as well! 3y
Chachic Thanks for the rec! Are they both standalones? 3y
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Jokila @Chachic yep! 🙂 3y
Chachic Good to know! So hard to find good graphic novels that are standalones. 3y
Onioons Beautiful picture! 3y
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Gleefulreader
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This is a lovely story of a prickly grandmother and her granddaughter travelling back to Poland from Israel under the guise of reclaiming a family property lost during WWII. However, there is more to this story as old family secrets are slowly revealed. The author resists the urge to tie the story up with a neat bow, something I appreciate as life is rarely about about simple happy ever afters.

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Erynecki
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Rutu Modan's fabulous book is about family, war, looted assets, and the complexities of life. While my personal quest is for looted art and not real property, her exploration and descriptions of navigating both legal and emotional issues rang so true to my own experiences.
#favegraphicnovel #favegraphicnovels @RealLifeReading

GuiltyFeat I wasn't even aware of this book my Modan. I read Exit Wounds and I have Jamilti lined up. I will start looking out for this one too. 3y
Erynecki @GuiltyFeat I think The Property is far more powerful than Exit Wounds, although I found that one interesting. I haven't read Jamilti. 3y
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Erynecki
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An intricate+personal tale that illuminates the complex legal, emotional, and psychological challenges plaguing families in the aftermath of the WWII, challenges that persist even now. The form of the graphic novel allows Modan to explore this muddled yet highly nuanced story both textually+visually

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