The debut graphic novel from Thai-Italian illustrator Elisa Macellari, Papaya Salad tells the story of her great-uncle Sompong who found himself in Europe on military scholarship on the eve of World War II. A gentle and resolute man in love with books and languages, in search of his place in the world, Sompong chronicles his life during the war and falling for his wife, finding humor and joy even as the world changes irrevocably around him.
This tale tells the human story of the War, from a perspective not typically seen.
• Presents a unique perspective and artistic approach to WWII stories.
• Winner of the 2019 Autori di Immagini Silver Medal in the Comics category.