"In the end, the only thing is to accept the way things are. Above all, don't call attention to yourself! Keep your mouth shut, however much this goes against your grain! Understand that this great legal system is in a state of delicate balance." The Trial, reinvented in this striking graphic novel, is the bleak tale of Joseph K – arrested one morning for unexplained reasons – struggling against a bewildering judicial process. K finds himself thrown from one disorientating encounter to the next, becoming increasingly desperate to prove his innocence in the face of unknown charges. In its stark portrait of an authoritarian bureaucracy trampling over the lives of its estranged citizens, The Trial is as relevant today as it has ever been.