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The Stars of David, an all-Jewish barnstorming baseball team, travels across twenties America. When a promoter offers them a chance to attract a bigger audience than ever before, the team’s captain must make a difficult decision: Should the Golem walk on the field?
All week on the Comics Page, we’re excerpting “The Golem’s Mighty Swing,” one of the three clear-eyed short stories in James Sturm’s America, coming in August from Drawn & Quarterly.
“The Golem’s Mighty Swing,” by James Sturm
Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five
Tomorrow: “C’mon, Joe Jew, educate us ignoramus.”