In Rachel Cooke’s review in The Observer, she describes The Property by Rutu Modan as an “old fashioned page turner”. But Rutu’s second full length graphic novel is more than that. The story is about a young Israeli woman, Mica Segal, who travels with her paternal grandmother to Warsaw to reclaim an apartment building they were forced out of in 1940. But her grandmother is withholding some information, a buried wartime secret.

The Property has received wide acclaim and a quick Google search of the title will reward you with glowing reviews and insights into what makes a graphic novel successful; great plot, pacing and expressive drawings allow the characters to be as layered as any traditional novel.

Here is a link to Rachel Cooke’s review.

Here is a link to the NPR review of books.

Buy The Property here on Drawn & Quarterly.

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