House on endless waters : a novel

House on endless waters : a novel
Elon, Emuna
  • Item Type: Book - XX(1758185.2)
  • Published: 2020
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Description

At the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to meet with his Dutch publisher, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Museum with his wife, Yoel stumbles upon a looping reel of photos offering a glimpse of pre-war Dutch Jewish life, and is astonished to see the youthful face of his beloved mother staring back at him, posing with her husband, Yoel's older sister Nettie...and an infant he doesn't recognise. This unsettling discovery launches him into a fervent search for the truth, revealing Amsterdam's dark wartime history and the underground networks which hid Jewish children away from danger-but at a cost. The deeper into the past Yoel digs, the better he understands his mother's silence, and the more urgent the question that has unconsciously haunted him for a lifetime-Who am I?-becomes.

Related Subjects

Jewish authors--Fiction.
Jews--Netherlands--Amsterdam--History--Fiction.
Jews, Dutch--History--Fiction.
Family secrets--Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781760877255 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Elon, Emuna,

Title:

House on endless waters : a novel / Emuna Elon ; translated from Hebrew by Anthony Berris and Linda Yechiel.

Publication Info:

Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2020.

Publication Info:

©2020

Physical description:

309 pages ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Language:

Translated from the Hebrew.

Subject term:

Jewish authors--Fiction.

Subject term:

Jews--Netherlands--Amsterdam--History--Fiction.

Subject term:

Jews, Dutch--History--Fiction.

Subject term:

Family secrets--Fiction.

Subject term:

World War, 1939-1945--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Berris, Anthony,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Yechiel, Linda,

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