The Absent Moon

A Memoir of Inherited Trauma in the Shadow of the Holocaust

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The Absent Moon

A Memoir of Inherited Trauma in the Shadow of the Holocaust

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'A beautiful work that is in turn haunting, touching and redemptive' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE
'A profoundly emotional book, and a brave one' THE NEW YORKER
'Generous in spirit, devoid of self-pity, and an authentic literary achievement' ANDREW SOLOMON

When Luiz Schwarcz was a child, he knew very little about his grandfather Láios, a Hungarian Jew. Only later would he learn that Láios had ordered his son, Luiz's father, to leap from a train taking them to a Nazi death camp, while Láios himself was carried on to his death. What Luiz did know was that his father's melancholia haunted the house he grew up in.

Compassionate and tender, The Absent Moon interrogates a personal story of inherited trauma through a family history of murder, silence and the long echo of the Holocaust across generations.

'Brave, honest, devastating, and hopeful ... Schwarcz is a masterful storyteller' ARIANA NEUMANN
'A lyrical and intimate portrait of the author's lifelong, harrowing battle with depression' ABRAHAM VERGHESE

Product details

Published 18 Jan 2024
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 240
ISBN 9781526653895
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing
Dimensions 198 x 129 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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