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  • Published: 2 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473559196
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

Sunday's Child

An extraordinary graphic novel in which Serena Katt tells the story of her grandfather’s youth in Nazi Germany

Serena Katt’s grandfather, whom she knew as Opa, was a ‘Sunday’s Child’, one of the lucky ones for whom everything always went right. Opa left a brief account of his childhood and teenage years, but it is opaque, a story of prizes won and boyish adventures. In Sunday’s Child, Serena Katt interrogates Opa’s version of his life. Was it really so innocent? Did he really not know what the Nazis were doing? He joined the Hitler Youth at the age of ten, swearing an oath of loyalty to the Fuhrer. From then on the games he played were actually military training, designed to produce a ‘new German youth … violent, domineering, unafraid, cruel … which the world will fear’. At seventeen, in the final desperate days of the war, he is called up but his luck holds. He is sent home and thus survives the war.

Sunday’s Child marks the debut of a remarkable graphic novelist. Serena Katt’s book is powerful, eloquent and moving, and her drawing is superb.

  • Pub date: 2 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473559196
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

About the Author

Serena Katt

Serena Katt did an MA at the Royal College of Art, where she began this book, winning many awards for her work.

Praise for Sunday's Child

“Magnificently unsettling… beautiful and extraordinary… [There's] real daring here, as well as empathy and imagination.”

Rachel Cooke, Observer

“A beautifully drawn and very melancholic book.”

Strong Words

“Katt’s visual reimagining of that time…has more than enough texture and terror in it to make an impact.”

Teddy Jamieson, Herald

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