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The Property

Rutu Modan

IN STORES JUNE 2013

THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF EXIT WOUNDS RETURNS WITH A STORY ABOUT FAMILIES, SECRETS, AND THE COMPLEX BONDS OF LOVE

The Property is a work that will inspire, fascinate, and delight readers and critics alike. Savvy and insightful, elegant and subtle, 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 her grandmother led her to believe.

Rutu 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.

Hardcover / 6.5" x 9" / 232 pages, full color

ISBN: 9781770461154

$24.95 US / $24.95 CDN

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Jamilti and Other Stories

Rutu Modan

Exit Wounds -- a tale at once mystery and romance -- introduced North American readers to the colorful and tightly woven narrative by Rutu Modan and was included in Time and Entertainment Weekly's "best of" lists.

Jamilti and Other Stories collects the cartoonist's short works that lead the reader through unexpected turns of plot and unusual character portraits. Some are darkly fantastical and unsettling, such as the unraveling of a serial-killer murder mystery, or her accounts of an infatuated plastic surgeon and his sanitarium, and a mother back from the dead with dubious healing powers. Others are more attuned to surprising discoveries that shape personal identity, as in the story of a tragic past that lies within a family's theme hotel, or that of a struggling musician who hopes an upcoming gig will be his big break. In "Jamilti," Modan addresses political violence with a suicide bombing that shakes up a day in the lives of a young couple.

Hardcover, 120 pages.

ISBN: 9781897299548

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Exit Wounds

Rutu Modan

NOW IN PAPERBACK�The real glory of Exit Wounds is Modan�s artwork. Her characters� body language and facial expressions...are so precisely observed, they practically tell the story by themselves.� �The New York Times Book Review

"EXIT WOUNDS EW PICK Modan's elegantly simple line drawings match her dialogue, resulting in a heart-piercing, tough-minded love story. A-" -Entertainment Weekly

Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, A young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father�s death, he finds himself not only piecing together the last few months of his father�s life, but his entire identity. With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties.

Exit Wounds is the North American graphic novel debut from one of Israel�s best-known cartoonists, Rutu Modan.
She has received several awards in Israel and abroad, including the Best Illustrated Children's Book Award from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem four times, Young Artist of the Year by the Israel Ministry of Culture and is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.

Exit Wounds was the winner of the 2008 Eisner award for Best Graphic Album -New and was nominated for the televised 2007 Quill Awards in the graphic novel category

ISBN: 9781897299838

$16.95 US / $16.95 CDN

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Exit Wounds

Rutu Modan



"Modan's elegantly simple line drawings match her dialogue, resulting in a heart-piercing, tough-minded love story. A-"
--Entertainment Weekly

"Rutu Modan [is] one of the best artists to emerge from the vibrant Tel Aviv cartooning scene of the past decade...
Modan’s art is a pleasure...[and her] storytelling is likewise rich with subtle detail and nuance."--Bookforum

Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, A young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father’s death, he finds himself not only piecing together the last few months of his father’s life, but his entire identity. With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties.

Exit Wounds is the North American graphic novel debut from one of Israel’s best-known cartoonists, Rutu Modan.
She has received several awards in Israel and abroad, including the Best Illustrated Children's Book Award from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem four times, Young Artist of the Year by the Israel Ministry of Culture and is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.

Exit Wounds is nominated for the televised 2007 Quill Awards in the graphic novel category.


ISBN: 9781897299067

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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