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We Are on Our Own (Signed, Drawing)

Katin, Miriam

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ISBN 10: 1896597203 / ISBN 13: 9781896597201
Published by Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Drawn & Quarterly Pubns, 2006
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Signed First Edition. First Printing. In New and Unread condition. No Dustjacket as issued. Signed with a drawing of the author as a little girl by the author on the half title page. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5132863172

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Title: We Are on Our Own (Signed, Drawing)

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Drawn & Quarterly Pubns

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A stunning memoir of a mother and her daughter's survival in WWII and their subsequent lifelong struggle with faith

In this captivating and elegantly illustrated graphic memoir, Miriam Katin retells the story of her and her mother's escape on foot from the Nazi invasion of Budapest. With her father off fighting for the Hungarian army and the German troops quickly approaching, Katin and her mother are forced to flee to the countryside after faking their deaths. Leaving behind all of their belongings and loved ones, and
unable to tell anyone of their whereabouts, they disguise themselves as a Russian servant and illegitimate child, while literally staying a few steps ahead of the German soldiers.

We Are on Our Own is a woman's attempt to rebuild her earliest childhood trauma in order to come to an understanding of her lifelong questioning of faith. Katin's faith is shaken as she wonders how God could create and tolerate such a wretched world, a world of fear and hiding, bargaining and theft, betrayal and abuse. The complex and horrific experiences on the run are difficult for a child to understand, and as a child, Katin saw them with the simple longing, sadness, and
curiosity she felt when her dog ran away or a stranger made her mother cry. Katin's ensuing lifelong struggle with faith is depicted throughout the book in beautiful full-color sequences.

We Are on Our Own is the first full-length graphic novel by Katin, at the age of sixty-three.

About the Author:

Born in Hungary during WWII, Miriam Katin immigrated to Israel in 1957 where she served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a graphic artist. She has lived in New York City since 1990, working as a background designer for MTV and Disney.

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