The Postcard (Paperback)

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The Postcard (Paperback)

By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator)

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“This family saga, about a mysterious postcard received decades after WWII, plunges a daughter and her mother into the search for the truth and their roots. I have never read a book so well-written, so engaging, so poignant, so real.”
— Marianne Reiner, La Playa Books, San Diego, CA

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"A testament to the power of imagination and an investigation of empathy."--Vogue


"Stunning."--Leslie Camhi, The New Yorker


"A can't-miss novel."--Chicago Review of Books


"Compelling."--The Washington Examiner


Anne Berest's The Postcard is among the most acclaimed and beloved French novels of recent years. It is at once a gripping investigation into family trauma, a poignant tale of mothers and daughters, and a vivid portrait of twentieth-century Parisian intellectual and artistic life.


January, 2003. Together with the usual holiday cards, an anonymous postcard is delivered to the Berest family home. On the front, a photo of the Op ra Garnier in Paris. On the back, the names of Anne Berest's maternal great-grandparents, Ephra m and Emma, and their children, No mie and Jacques--all killed at Auschwitz.


Years after the postcard is delivered, the heroine of this novel is moved to discover who sent it and why. What emerges is a moving saga of a family devastated by the travails of the twentieth century and partly restored through the power of storytelling.


Product Details ISBN: 9798889660354
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 480
Language: English