A parable of war and the unthinkable atrocities that humanity perpetrates in a time of cataclysmic social change, this novel by a master storyteller is also a poignant story of love, war, and human resilience
"To be an unbending adherent in a world of stony realities,' Herbert had remarked, 'is to ask for trouble. Not because of one's allegiance, but because such an ally will be forced to conform or be squashed, trampled on or in the end annihilated by the crude laughter of fate."
The Hollow Tree is a story of love and loyalty in a time of war. Sometimes love isn't convenient, and loyalty doesn't always serve justice when the brutality of war sweeps away all before it. Yet somewhere in this darkly disturbing fable a tiny spark of hope beckons life anew as Jan Milder, its young protagonist, travels the roads of his mysterious destiny. Although it is written as a novel, this story recalls Jacob Rosenberg's prize-winning autobiographical memoirs, East of Time and Sunrise West. This deeply moving book is the final legacy of a master storyteller.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Jewish, General