This novel takes the reader breathlessly from extraordinary revelation to nail-biting resolution.
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The year is 1965.
London, Dr. Michael Turner receives a lawyer's letter. Misty photographs - a three-year-old boy with long blond hair. A teenage girl full of sensuality, full of hope. A woman in her twenties, faded dress, slim frame, hollow cheeks, painful rictus grin, haunted eyes. Michael is drawn inexorably into an ancient nightmare. The stench of potato-sacks, the perfume of almonds and cinnamon, the kiss of a fairy princess, the barking of dogs, the screech of trains, a woman tearing at his shirt, her wail of loss.
Paris, Delphine Garrigue at last understands her courageous act of madness.
Frankfurt, Franz Sterberbett watches television -thick smoke rising from a brick chimney. A cremation. His cremation.
Geneva, Vittorio Bruneschini entwines two silken puppets in an erotic splaying of legs, a lifting of buttocks,and weeps for his unfaithful wife.
Bournemouth, on the festival of Chanucah, Willy Krillinck and Reuben Levy compete by lifting a huge Menorah from their shoulder. A fight to the death.
"It has all the appropriate elements: Mystery, brutality, history, emotion,strong characters, dialogue...One of the most powerful and poignant narratives I have read in a very long time."
"...evoked many dark memories of my earliest days." Marcel Ladenheim, the survivor on whom part one of this book was based.
"An important and timely project which alerts us to the venal nature of fascism." Peter Majer, child of survivors, senior lecturer, drama and performance studies, university of Roehampton.