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The book of dirt, Bram Presser

Label
The book of dirt
Title
The book of dirt
Statement of responsibility
Bram Presser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Book of Dirt is a love story, a riveting survivors' tale, and a grandson's quest to learn about his grandparents' extraordinary lives. The author's family built myths around them- Jakub was a teacher in the camps, keeping the children busy until it was their turn to be killed; Dasa laid the railway sleepers on the tracks that brought her fellow Jews to their deaths. When they died, their stories went with them. Then came the cracks. Everything the author thought he knew was wrong. In this story of two unlikely survivors, Bram Presser brilliantly imagines the fate of Jakub, deported to Auschwitz and to Theresienstadt, where it was rumoured after the war that he had sorted through thousands of Jewish texts confiscated for a so-called Nazi Museum of the Extinct Race. The Book of Dirt is also the story of Frantiska, her fraught marriage in Prague, and how she and her two eldest daughters, Dasa and Irena, miraculously survived the camps. The Book of Dirt is a completely original, page-turning novel about family myths and Jewish myths. And it is a heart-warming story about a grandson's devotion to the power of writing, storytelling and his family's legacy
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Presser, Bram
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.P785
LC item number
B66 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jewish families
  • Jews
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of dirt, Bram Presser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781925240269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3505621
  • 3500757
  • (OCoLC)987682926
  • (OCoLC)ocn987682926
  • 3500757
  • 3505621
Label
The book of dirt, Bram Presser
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781925240269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3505621
  • 3500757
  • (OCoLC)987682926
  • (OCoLC)ocn987682926
  • 3500757
  • 3505621

Library Locations

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