The Silence Of Malka Hardback
A sweeping and poignant story of Ashkenazi Jews fleeing the Russian pogromsat the end of the 19th Century, as well as a parable of the making of a modernsociety and the extent to which religion and mysticism meet.
Inspired by a storytold to the author by his grandmother. For the family of the littlered-headed Malka, trading the Russian shtetl for the Argentine pampasisn't so easy.
Even in a country eager to populate its vast territories,the immigrants discover that their new home isn't the promised land.
Theyencounter hostility from both man and nature, as they struggle through droughtsand locusts in an attempt to cultivate the arid soil.
When misery pushes them tothe extreme, Malka's uncle is visited by the prophet Elias, who advisesthat he create a Golem-the mythical creature fashioned from earth andendowed with life by engraving on his body the word Emet("Truth")-to pose as a man and aid the immigrants. Whenyears later the adult Malka is visited by Elias, the events of her youth forceher to decide whether or not she can maintain her silence-with fate anddivine justice hanging in the balance. Winner of the Best Foreign GraphicAlbum award at the Angouleme Festival.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Idea & Design Works
- Publication Date: 24/07/2018
- Category: Lliterary & memoirs
- ISBN: 9781684052875