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Joe Sacco Visits Chechnya in Exclusive Comics Excerpt From Mia Kirshner’s ‘I Live Here’

Start Slideshow Sloane Tanen's Feathers (2008).

Mia Kirshner's best known as an actress who's played edgy roles from Exotica's young stripper to The L Word's Jenny, the character fans love to hate. Surprisingly, though, Kirshner's first book, I Live Here, comes out this month; more surprisingly, it's a touching, gorgeously produced, and thoughtfully edited compilation of stories from the world's trouble spots. Exploring war in Chechnya, ethnic cleansing in Burma, globalization in Mexico, and AIDS in Malawi, I Live Here combines reportage, photography, fiction, and comics to create a group portrait of the lives of refugees and displaced people worldwide.

Illustration: Courtesy of Pantheon Books.