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Testament / Kim Sherwood.

Testament / Kim Sherwood.
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Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse .  
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ISBN 9781786488664 (paperback)
Author Sherwood, Kim author.
Title Testament / Kim Sherwood.
Publisher/Date London : riverrun, an imprint of Quercus Publishing Limited, 2018.
Pagination etc. 439 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note A prize-winning novel following a young woman uncovering the truth about her family's past in the Hungarian Holocaust. Of everyone in her complicated family, Eva was closest to her grandfather: a charismatic painter - and a keeper of secrets. So when he dies, she's hit by a greater loss - of the questions he never answered, and the past he never shared. It's then she finds the letter from the Jewish Museum in Berlin. They have uncovered the testimony he gave after his forced labour service in Hungary, which took him to the death camps and then to England as a refugee. This is how he survived. But there is a deeper story that Eva will unravel - of how her grandfather learnt to live afterwards. As she confronts the lies that have haunted her family, their identity shifts and her own takes shape. The testament is in her hands. Kim Sherwood's extraordinary first novel is a powerful statement of intent. Beautifully written, moving and hopeful, it crosses the tidemark where the third generation meets the first, finding a new language to express love, legacy and our place within history.
Subject Family secrets -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Fiction
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary -- Fiction
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F SHER
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