A brilliantly written graphic novel about the real human experience of living behind the iron curtain. Jonas Finkel is growing up in communist Czechoslovakia, son of a middle class formerly Jewish family leading a regular life bothering no-one. Suddenly his father is arrested and disappears. His mother is left to fend for herself in an increasing array of bureaucratic entanglements forbidding her to even eke out a living protests as best she can. The official reason is their bourgeois background. The real reason is anti-semitic resentment.