The discontinuity of small things

by Haworth, Kevin, 1971-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Fiction HAW
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Collection  Fiction
 
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Summary
This quiet story of the Holocaust chronicles the lives of several Danes through the summer of 1943. It is the discontinuity of small things--the scattered inconveniences, chance meetings, glimpses of injustice, and indulgences of hope,--that haphazardly directs each individual to his fate. An hypnotic story of ordinary people caught in a silent maelstrom, ultimately driven to extraordinary feats.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Nazi-occupied Denmark provides a tumultuous backdrop for this thoroughly imagined debut that chronicles a chapter of the Holocaust from the perspective of a range of Copenhagen citizens. Meet Hannah Bergstrom, the pensive daughter of a once-wealthy Jewish businessman who has begun to question her bourgeois upbringing, embrace Zionism and dream of life in the Promised Land. Aging fisherman Carl Jensen spies troubling events along the unforgiving coastline, culminating during a late-night trawl when he witnesses a luxury liner conveying Jewish passengers from Norway to Germany. His wife, Jette, has suffered three miscarriages and hopes to adopt a baby from fleeing Jews. Haworth also builds suspense with supporting characters, including two young medical students, Henrik and Bakman, one heroic and one fearful, whose roles gradually expand as they plot to keep Danish Jews safe from escalating Nazi atrocities. This engrossing historical novel details a bright spot in a dark era, and readers will be heartened by good-hearted Danes' everyday heroic deeds. Agent, Michele Rubin. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Fiction.
Jews -- Denmark -- Fiction.
Denmark -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Jewish fiction.
War stories.
Publisher Costa Mesa, Calif. :Quality Words In Print,2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 239 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 097131604X
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