Francesco Orsi Orsi itibaren Pichumar, Rajasthan 321201, Hindistan
Bazı gerçekten iyi fikirler. Çok uzun zaman önce lahanayı denedim - faberoo oldu! : oD
** spoiler alert ** This is a 3.5 and I rounded up because it is unique and ambitious, covering a great deal of ground: a girl's unhappy childhood, her long and less than happy marriage, and, unexpectedly in a novel that begins as this one does, the story of the Jews of Denmark and their rescue by their countrymen during the Second World War. Like many Goodreads reviewers, I was struck by the difference between the pre/post war sections of life in a wealthy summer colony in Maine and the story of Danish Jews, and the mix of a fictional story with real life details of the war and the Holocaust. Yet it didn't bother me. To the contrary, it put the events of the Holocaust in some degree of context to life before and after, which is often missing from Holocaust literature. The life-long trauma that affects one of the characters, while depressing to read about, is all too true and illustrates my theory that there really were no Holocaust survivors--those who were still alive at the war's end were every bit as much Nazi victims as those who perished, and their lives (and those of their children and grandchildren) were irreparably damaged by their experiences. The fact that the unloved child of the first part of the book ends up as unloving and unlovable as her mother was a disappointment to me as to many other reviewers, but the interview with the author at the book's end made me see that it was not as strange and unlikely as it seemed while reading the book. Although it made for a sadder novel, it is more in keeping with real life than a happy ending would have been, and I admire the author for not going the easy, popular route.