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Author Drndi, Daa, 1946- author.

Title Trieste / Daa Drndi ; translated from the Croatian by Ellen Elias-Bursa.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC DRN    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  DRN    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F DRNDIC    DUE 02-12-21
 Woodstock PL Adult Fiction - WOLY-11  FICTION DRNDIC    AVAILABLE
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 359 pages : illustrations, maps, music, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "Haya Tedeschi sits alone in Gorizia, in northeastern Italy, surrounded by a basket of photographs and newspaper clippings. Now an old woman, she waits to be reunited after sixty-two years with her son, fathered by an SS officer and stolen from her by the German authorities as part of Himmler's clandestine Lebensborn project. Haya reflects on her Catholicized Jewish family's experiences, dealing unsparingly with the massacre of Italian Jews in the concentration camps of Trieste. Her obsessive search for her son leads her to photographs, maps, and fragments of verse, to testimonies from the Nuremberg trials and interviews with second-generation Jews, and to eyewitness accounts of atrocities that took place on her doorstep. From this broad collage of material and memory arises the staggering chronicle of Nazi occupation in northern Italy. Written in immensely powerful language and employing a range of astonishing conceptual devices, Trieste is a novel like no other. Daa Drndi has produced a shattering contribution to the literature of twentieth-century history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Jewish women -- Italy -- Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Italy -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Jewish.
HISTORY / Holocaust.
Italy -- History -- German occupation, 1943-1945 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Jewish fiction.
Added Author Elias-Bursa, Ellen, translator.
Added Title Sonnenschein. English
ISBN 9780547725147 hardback
0547725140 hardback

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