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Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘The Golem’s Mighty Swing’

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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.”

Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘The Golem’s Mighty Swing’