Awake in the Dark

Awake in the Dark

Stories

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of tales about the contemporary lives of the children of Holocaust victims and perpetrators features protagonists who in turn struggle with questions about their Jewish identities and embark on journeys of self-discovery to uncover their parents' dark secrets.

Blackwell North Amer
Awake in the Dark is a work of fiction about who we are and how we are formed by history. These luminous stories portray the contemporary lives of the children of Holocaust victims and perpetrators as they struggle with the legacy of their parents - their questions of identity, family, and faith.
Awake in the Dark is peopled by characters embarking on journeys of self-discovery; they unearth the past and the secrets that shaped them. In "The House on Kronenstrasse," a woman returns to Germany to find her childhood home; in "The Porcelain Monkey," the shocking origins of an Orthodox Jewish woman's faith are revealed; in "The Lamp," the harrowing experiences of a young woman leave her with the perfect daughter and a strange light; and in "Dark Urgings of the Blood," a patient is convinced that she shares a disturbing history with her psychiatrist.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of tales about the contemporary lives of the children of Holocaust victims and perpetrators features protagonists who in turn struggle with questions about their Jewish identities and embark on journeys of self-discovery to uncover their parents' dark secrets. A first collection. 50,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster

"Shira Nayman's stories risk strong emotion and always clear the sentimental. Her sentences have heft and spine and grace, and her vision is clear and generous."

-- Mary Gordon, author of Pearl and Spending

"Shira Nayman's stories risk strong emotion and always clear the sentimental. Her sentences have heft and spine and grace, and her vision is clear and generous."

-- Mary Gordon, author of Pearl and Spending



Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2006
ISBN: 9780743292689
0743292685
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 21 cm

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