A New Jerusalem

A New Jerusalem

4.11 (27 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

1945. The war is over.
Eleven year-old Ralph lives with his mother, plays in bombed-out buildings,
and dreams of the day his father will come home and tell him all about his
heroic battles. But when his father actually does return, he's far from what Ralph
expected: his father is sullen, withdrawn and refuses to discuss the war at all.
As Britain looks to a future fit for heroes, Ralph's father struggles to adjust to
civilian life. Susceptible to fits of crying and uncontrollable rages, his behaviour
starts to directly impact Ralph and his mother, and the community around them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780264429
  • 9781780264424
  • 1,258,984

Review quote

`Benjamin Dickson's powerful and thought-provoking graphic novel dramatically portrays the dehumanising effects of war, while vividly evoking the atmosphere of post-war Britain. The fact that the painstaking research behind A New Jerusalem is invisible but working hard beneath the surface is a tribute to the author's storytelling skills.' Bryan Talbot (Grandville, The Tale of One Bad Rat); `A truly heartfelt and gut-wrenching story with art to match. Very original, and had me hooked from page one.' Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); `Terrific' David Lloyd (V for Vendetta)
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About Benjamin Dickson

Benjamin Dickson is a writer, artist
and lecturer whose previous works
include Fight the Power! (with Sean
Michael Wilson et al). He has had
many short stories published in Britain,
America and Germany, and has also
co-produced several freely available
graphic novels on the subject of climate
change. He has done extensive artsbased
charity work with vulnerable
adults, including survivors of domestic
abuse and PTSD, and believes art to be
the greatest of all therapeutic practices.
He lives and works in Bristol.
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Rating details

27 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 41% (11)
4 33% (9)
3 22% (6)
2 4% (1)
1 0% (0)
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