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Nightfather

Nightfather Carl Friedman

The legacy of the Holocaust is passed on to a young girl through her father's stories in this celebrated novel, translated from the Dutch by Arnold and Erica Pomerans. In a moving Afterword, the author sets the historical context for the novel and speaks directly about her own father, upon whom the novel is based.

Praise for the Book:
"Friedman writes without ever compromising her compassion or extinguishing her sense of hope....a shocking and touching first novel."—New York Times Book Review

"A terse, haunted novel....with the tone and rhythm of a child's tale....heart-wrenching."--Margo Jefferson, New York Times

"Like Anne Frank's diary, [Nightfather] transcends genres, addressing adults and children alike....it retains a deep humanity in a pared-down, skeletally beautiful style....An extraordinary novel, written with passion, lucidity, and restraint...A noble addition to the literature of Holocaust survivors and their children." --The Forward

"A book that will resonate for readers of all ages, backgrounds, and interests."—School Library Journal

About the Author:
Carl Friedman was born in the Netherlands in 1952. She now lives in Amsterdam.

Also available from Persea by Carl Friedman:
The Gray Lover
The Shovel and the Loom

Paperback/$9.95 (Can. $11.95)/ISBN 978-089255-210-8/144 pages/Fiction in translation

 

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