The German bestseller - a powerful and deeply affecting graphic memoir that explores identity, guilt and the meaning of home *WINNER of the The National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography*One of the Guardians 50 Biggest Books of Autumn 2018The New York Times Critics Top Books of 2018Nora Krug grew up as a second-generation German after the end of the Second World War, struggling with a profound ambivalence towards her countrys recent past. Travelling as a teenager, her accent alone evoked raw emotions in the people she met, an anger she understood, and shared. Seventeen years after leaving Germany for the US, Nora Krug decided she couldnt know who she was without confronting where shed come from.
In Heimat, she documents her journey investigating the lives of her family members under the Nazi regime, visually charting her way back to a country still tainted by war. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically told, Heimat is a powerful meditation on the search for cultural identity, and the meaning of history and home.