The Girl Who Was Born That Way

La description

The Girl Who Was Born That Way is the story of the Berk family, not exactly an ordinary Jewish family, trying to bury its Holocaust past while starting over in post-war USA. The novel centers on the dynamics between the family's four daughters, the two oldest girls who grew up in the Lodz Ghetto and he two youngest who came of age in an idyllic American suburb. The story is told from the perspective of the youngest child in the family, whose sisterly love and compassion drive the novel's action. Can her curiosity bring the family's dark Holocaust history into the open? Can she save her anorexic third sister whose short stature and physical anomalies are a source of family embarrassment and shame? The Girl Who Was Born That Way considers the life of immigrants living in the diaspora, the miracle of their survival and their helplessness when faced with the disabling condition of their third daughter.

Details

Author(s)
Gail Benick
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
141 x 211 x 16mm | 140g
Publication date
01 Apr 2017
Publisher
Inanna Publications and Education Inc.
Publication City/Country
Toronto, Canada
Language
English
ISBN10
1771332131
ISBN13
9781771332132