The Wherewithal : A Novel in Verse Hardback
I, one Henryk Stanislaw Wyrzykowski, Head Clerk of Closed Files, a department of one, work... in a forgotten well of ghostly sighs This astonishing novel in verse tells the story of Henryk Wyrzykowski, a drifting, haunted young man hiding from the Vietnam War in the basement of a San Francisco welfare building and translating his mother's diaries.
The diaries concern the Jedwabne massacre, an event that took place in German-occupied Poland in 1941.
Wildly inventive, dark, beautiful, and unrelenting, The Wherewithal is a meditation on the nature of evil and the destruction of war.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 20/05/2014
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780393240948
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