Daša Drndić

Publisher: Fraktura


A mother waits for her son. It has been 62 years since he has been kidnaped by Nazis in Gorizia, a town close to Trieste where she had an affair with an SS officer when she was a young girl. Unlike the rest of her Jewish family, she survived the war – and spent decades looking for her son. The search made her come across other fates, testimonies, photos and souvenirs. Daša Drndić shows the mechanisms of the evil, shows how ordinary people became criminals and writes in order not to forget and to cover up. She stirs up the past and interweave in the manner of W.G. Sebald facts and fiction to get close to what could be the truth.

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