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Posted January 16, 2013
Becker's novel differs from most Holocaust fiction in that it concerns itself with the subject's life after the war is over and the concentration camps liberated. Framed as a kind of interview, the novel gives us both interviewer and interviewee in a text that moves fairly fluidly between the two in its focus. The survivor wants to find his youngest child--a son who also lived through the war--and try to create a new life with him. The novel is a backwards glance over the man's life, long after the events have already transpired. Smartly written; not a page-turner, but rather an investigation into a damaged life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.