Drawn and Quarterly (2017), 112 pages
LibraryThing member MaowangVater
Narrated by Noah Strauss or as he calls himself “the Zion Lion,” manager and third baseman for the Stars of David minor league baseball club touring and playing other teams sometime in the early decades of the twentieth century. When the Stars of David, “The Bearded Wandering Wonders,” are hit with a perfect storm of economic woes, they turn to a promoter who proposes dressing their one African American player, Henry, or as he’s known on the field, “Hershl Bloom (member of the lost tribe),” into the costume of a golem to bring in the crowds and enrich the box office, and in turn the team. It’s a plan that has unanticipated results. Strum’s well-crafted and drawn story portrays American small town life with the unifying social mores of baseball and the divisive mores of antisemitism and racism.
177046283X / 9781770462830