(Fiction, 320 pp. Hebrew, 2016; English translation, 2020)
An Israeli writer reluctantly returns to Amsterdam, the city of his birth, where he discovers the surprising truth about his mother’s wartime experience—unearthing a remarkable story that becomes the subject of his magnum opus. Part family mystery, part wartime drama, this novel is a meditation on identity, belonging, and the inextricable nature of past and present.
Reading Group Guide with discussion questions and interview from Simon & Schuster
Review from Kirkus Reviews
Review by Jordana Horn, The New York Times, January 21, 2020
Review by Julia M. Klein, The Forward, January 23, 2020
Review by Emily Gray Tedrowe, USA Today, January 6, 2020