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Writing the Book of Esther

French Expressions S.

By (author) Henri Raczymow
Translated by Dori Katz
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers Inc, Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
Published: 15th Feb 1995
Dimensions: w 152mm h 216mm
Weight: 408g
ISBN-10: 0841913358
ISBN-13: 9780841913356
Barcode No: 9780841913356
Synopsis
Mathieu, the narrator of this novel, is compelled by his older sister's suicide to confront the effects of his family's tragic past. Born after the war, Mathieu is left to grapple with recovering his sister's memories--which he had resolutely tried to deny--and with it the meaning of his own identity, family origins, and historical predicament. As neither victim, survivor, nor witness, does he have the right to give voice to the unimaginable? Or is he a voyeur and imposter, usurping the lives of the real victims? Placing in bold relief the hidden thoughts and struggles of the generation that has inherited the anger, sadness, guilt, and fear--but not the actual memory--of the Nazi genocide, Henri Raczymow gives an authentic and powerful voice to its grim legacy in our time.

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