Once Removed: A Novel

Applefield, Dave

Verlag: Mosaic Press, 2010
ISBN 10: 0889626235 / ISBN 13: 9780889626232
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Inhaltsangabe: DavidApplefield's powerful first novel Once Removed, stirs memories from Krakow, Poland of the thirties and forties, with the banal reality of post-war America, where strange moments of personal epiphany occur in hospital waiting rooms, fast food restaurants, and hotel lobbies. The novel, skillfully set in present day Houston, Texas, shuttles us back and forth before and after the war, but never leaves the last 17 days of one man's life. In 1947, Polish camp survivor Jacob Simon and his identity-shocked eleven-year-old daughter, Dzidza, leave a devastated Europe and a haunted past. Forty years later, in the Intensive Care Unit of a prestigious American heart clinic, the horrors surface again as experiences are relived and the memory itself battles to recontruct the past. This deeply ironic and poignant story- while consumed by the superficiality of the dalliance in which it's being told- invited a comtemporary metaphor for experiencing a world once removed.

From Library Journal: Jacob Simon and his daughter are Holocaust survivors. Jane, who began life in Poland as Gustawa, with the pet name Dzidzi (baby), had her name changed to the Christian Krystina and then to the American Jane. Not without reason, she has suffered identity problems. Upon retirement, partly to fill his empty hours, Jacob began a diary, dedicated to his beloved grandson, which is surreptitiously read by a young nurse in the hospital where he is dying. This first novel contains passages of very fine writing, brilliant juxtapositions, and deeply moving meditations on the nature of memory and death. Recommended for all Holocaust collections and possibly important for fiction collections as well; if Applefield continues to write novels, you will want to have his first novel.
Judith Kicinski, Sarah Lawrence Coll. Lib., Bronxville, N.Y.
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Titel: Once Removed: A Novel
Verlag: Mosaic Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 2010
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