He crafts a fascinating account of the cultures and religions that are woven together in this ancient city […] Later in the book, Delisle chats with a young Palestinian about comic books. The man lives in nearby Nablus and hasn’t left in three years. Israel’s military presence makes it feel like a prison, he says. ‘You could do a comic about that,’ Delisle tells him. The young man responds: ‘Nah, who’d want to read it?’ Delisle has no words for him. But after finishing “Jerusalem,” you get the feeling that much of this masterful graphic novel was written with that young man in mind.

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