This week’s Trade Paperback Spotlight is probably the only Pulitzer Prize winner you’re likely to see in this feature. It’s Art Spiegelman’s MAUS, the story of his father’s survival of the Holocaust. It’s one of the most profound works of graphic fiction ever produced and a truly exhilarating read.
It’s also probably one of the most unique takes on the Holocaust; the Jews are portrayed as mice while the Nazis are cats. But in a strange way, this almost makes the story more affecting, at least in this medium.
THE COMPLETE MAUS HC
This hardcover edition was produced to coincide with the Tenth Anniversary of the publication of the first volume of Maus, presenting the entire saga together in one book, as originally envisioned by the author – Volumes I and II of "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust." ~Wall Street Journal.