A Boy in Winter

A Boy in Winter

by Rachel Seiffert

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Overview

Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. This new novel from the award-winning author of the Booker Prize short-listed The Dark Room tells of the three days that follow and the lives that are overturned in the process.

Penned in with his fellow Jews, under threat of deportation, Ephraim anxiously awaits word of his two sons, missing since daybreak.

Come in search of her lover, to fetch him home again, away from the invaders, Yasia must confront new and harsh truths about those closest to her.

Here to avoid a war he considers criminal, German engineer Otto Pohl is faced with an even greater crime unfolding behind the lines, and no one but himself to turn to.

And in the midst of it all is Yankel, a boy determined to survive this. But to do so, he must throw in his lot with strangers.

As their stories mesh, each of Rachel Seiffert’s characters comes to know the compromises demanded by survival, the oppressive power of fear, and the possibility of courage in the face of terror.

Rich with a rare compassion and emotional depth, A Boy in Winter is a story of hope when all is lost and of mercy when the times have none.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804168809
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 260,844
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

RACHEL SEIFFERT's first novel, The Dark Room, was short-listed for the Booker Prize, won the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize, and was the basis for the acclaimed motion picture Lore. She was one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003; in 2004, Field Study, her collection of short stories, received an award from PEN International. Her second novel, Afterwards, and her third, The Walk Home, were both long-listed for the Orange/Bailey's Prize for Fiction. In 2011, she received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Seiffert's books have been published in eighteen languages. She lives in London with her family.

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A Boy in Winter: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unforgettable, and powerful! Excellent, and horrifying. This powerful story takes place over three days, and tells what happens when German SS forces invade a small Ukrainian town in November, 1941, and round up all the Jews. As most readers know (or should know by now) for almost two years, this "aktion" was repeated everywhere throughout Ukraine and other areas under Nazi control.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow start but last third of the book worth your reading time