Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me by Harvey Pekar

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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, the final work by the late Harvey Pekar (American Splendor) is on the thorny subject of Israel. Pekar's ardent Zionist parents raised him to believe in the great promise of Israel as a refuge for the Jewish people. But as he grew older and learned more about the country, he became harshly critical of its policies and held its leaders responsible for much of the turmoil in the Middle East.

The narrative unfolds through a dialogue with the comic's illustrator, J T Waldman, as they drive around Pekar's hometown of Cleveland, a city practically synonymous with him. Anyone interested in world politics will find much to chew on in this graphic novel, and fans will enjoy this one last conversation with Harvey.

Brett @ Central


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