Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

by Harvey Pekar and J. T. Waldman

Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

Hardcover, 176 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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A final graphic-novel memoir by the late author of American Splendor traces the loss of his Zionist faith against a backdrop of Jewish history, recounting how his growing disaffection with the modern state of Israel was shaped by the mythologies and realities of the Jewish homeland.

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