Garden, Ashes

Garden, Ashes : A Novel

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Garden, Ashes is the remarkable account of Andi Scham's childhood during World War II, as his Jewish family traverses Eastern Europe to escape persecution. As the family moves from house to house, the novel focuses on Andi's relationship with his father; he recounts the endless hours his father poured into the creation of his all-inclusive third edition of the Bus, Ship, Rail, and Air Travel Guide, to the bizarre sermons he delivered to his befuddled family, to his eventual disappearance and assumed death at Auschwitz. Despite the apocalyptic events fueling this family's story, Kis's writing emphasizes the specific details of life during this period, constructing a personal account of a future artist growing up under the shadow of the Nazis and in a world capable of containing a person as unique as his father.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 141.7 x 207.8 x 13.2mm | 213.19g
  • Dalkey Archive Press
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • Dalkey Archive.
  • 156478326X
  • 9781564783264
  • 352,915

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Garden, Ashes will influence the most current trends in the art of the literary avant-garde so much so that it may even shape the course of the novel.show more

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