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Trieste - by Dasa Drndic (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Author: Dasa Drndic

Language: English

Street Date: March 10, 2015
TCIN: 77264217
UPC: 9780544538504
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-2638

Description

Splendid and absorbing . . . [Drndic] is writing to witness, and to make the pain stick . . . These dense and satisfying pages capture the crowdedness of memory. New York Times Book Review

Haya Tedeschi sits alone in Gorizia, in northeastern Italy, surrounded by a basket of photographs and newspaper clippings. Now an old woman, she waits to be reunited after sixty-two years with her son, fathered by an SS officer and stolen from her by the German authorities as part of Himmler s clandestine Lebensborn project.

Haya reflects on her Catholicized Jewish family s experiences, in a narrative that deals unsparingly with the massacre of Italian Jews in the concentration camps of Trieste. Her obsessive search for her son leads her to photographs, maps, and fragments of verse, to testimonies from the Nuremberg trials and interviews with second-generation Jews, and to eyewitness accounts of atrocities that took place on her doorstep. From this broad collage of material and memory arises the staggering chronicle of Nazi occupation in northern Italy.

Although this is fiction, it is also a deeply researched historical documentary . . . It is a masterpiece. A. N. Wilson, Financial Times

A book of events that have made the last century infamous for the ages, a book that, if it moves you as it moved me, you will have to set down now and then, to breathe." Alan Cheuse, NPR

DA A DRNDIC is a distinguished Croatian novelist, playwright, and literary critic. She spent some years teaching in Canada as an immigrant and gained an M.A. in theater and communications as part of the Fulbright program. She taught in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka.

ELLEN ELIAS-BURSAC is the leading translator of Serbo-Croatian writing into English."
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