Losing the Dead

Losing the Dead

by Lisa Appignanesi
     
 

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A reissue of a moving, rarely told story of the Jews who survived outside the camps, from acclaimed writer Lisa Appignanesi

As her mother slipped into the darkness of old age, Lisa Appignanesi began to realize how little she knew of the reality behind the tales she had heard since childhood. She had shunned her parents' stories of war-time Poland, but now

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A reissue of a moving, rarely told story of the Jews who survived outside the camps, from acclaimed writer Lisa Appignanesi

As her mother slipped into the darkness of old age, Lisa Appignanesi began to realize how little she knew of the reality behind the tales she had heard since childhood. She had shunned her parents' stories of war-time Poland, but now she set out to find the truth. In her quest she flew to Warsaw—imagining and revisiting a past she never knew. This is the moving story of the Jews who survived outside the camps, but it is also the author's own voyage of self-discovery—a family memoir of the rites of passage of emigration, childhood, and growing up an outsider in a closed community.

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"This book crosses genre, combining profound story telling and hard history. It is wonderful and heartbreaking in equal measure, and it remains an astonishing work."  —Edmund de Waal, author, The Hare with Amber Eyes

Losing the Dead is poetic in its language, compassionate in its portrayal of the past, and poignant in its search for the truth. - See more at: http://www.quillandquire.com/reviews/review.cfm?review_id=1640#sthash.Fj8hAIpl.dpuf

Losing the Dead is poetic in its language, compassionate in its portrayal of the past, and poignant in its search for the truth. - See more at: http://www.quillandquire.com/reviews/review.cfm?review_id=1640#sthash.Fj8hAIpl.dpuf"Poetic in its language, compassionate in its portrayal of the past, and poignant in its search for truth."  —Quill and Quire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844089291
Publisher:
Virago UK
Publication date:
11/01/2014
Series:
Virago Modern Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Appignanesi was born in Poland and grew up in France and Canada. She is a novelist, cultural commentator, and the award-winning author of Mad, Bad and Sad and Paris Requiem, among many nonfiction books. She is the former President of English PEN.

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