Given the assignment to pencil and ink indy comics legend, Harvey Pekar's longest and most ambitious work to date (co-scripted by peace activist, Heather Robinson, whose life and work provided the inspiration for the book) Pittsburgh's own Ed Piskor hits it out of the park with this 152 page all new, original graphic novel. There's a lot of history and a lot of story crammed into this book, as Pekar applies his trademarked storytelling abilities to acquaint his readers with the sometimes harsh but always human realities of this conflicted corner of Europe that occupies lands in the former Yugoslavia that border the worn torn regions that have been eloquently explored in the comics of Joe Sacco. Piskor proves himself a stalwart creative partner in Macedonia. His work here carries a lot of information across to the reader and puts us in mind of a more prosaic Chester Brown. History and foreign policy, international affairs and affairs of the heart; all come together in this revealing tale of the global village where we all now live.