Mike's Place

Mike's Place

A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv

Book - 2015
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Recounts the authors' experiences as filmmakers who were working on a project on Mike's Place, a Tel Aviv blues bar where Jews, Christians, and Muslims freely mingled with expatriates, and the events that led up to the destruction of the bar in a suicide bombing.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2015
ISBN: 9781596438576
1596438576
Characteristics: 189 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Shadmi, Koren
Faudem, Joshua - Author

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LPL_CentennialC Feb 22, 2016

This non-fiction graphic novel follows the filming of a documentary about Mike’s Place, a bar & live music venue in Tel Aviv. Told from the perspective of the director, Jack Baxter, the crew of the film, and the employees of the restaurant, this graphic novel deals with intense political issues and emotional trauma. What begins as a documentary about the bar becomes something much deeper after Mike’s Place is the target of a suicide bombing.

Poignant & stimulating, this graphic novel gives the reader a personal touch on a complicated topic & adds a hopeful narration to a dark event.

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