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The Shawl, Paperback / softback Book

The Shawl Paperback / softback

Part of the W&N Essentials series

Paperback / softback


Fierce, concentrated, and brutal, The Shawl burns itself into the reader's imagination with almost surreal power' The New York TimesConsider also the special word they used: survivor.

Something new. As long as they didn't have to say human being. In the middle of winter, weak and starving, Rosa marches to a Nazi concentration camp.

She clutches her baby to her chest, wrapped in a shawl.

Later Rosa will stuff the shawl into her mouth to stop herself from screaming out at the horrific event she must witness. Thirty years later, in a summer without end, Rosa is in Miami.

Her anger and grief have become her dementia and her sustenance, and a shawl conjures the spirit of her murdered child. A modern classic and a masterpiece in both acts, The Shawl succeeds in imagining the unimaginable: the horror of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness of its aftermath.


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