Day After Night: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 8, 2009 - Fiction - 294 pages
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The bestselling author of Good Harbor and The Last Days of Dogtown returns to the geography of The Red Tent and re-imagines a true event in the aftermath of World War II in an intensely dramatic, profoundly sad new novel.

In her most moving and powerful novel ever, Anita Diamant portrays richly imagined female characters in a haunting fictionalization of the post-Holocaust experience.

Atlit is a holding camp for "illegal" immigrants in Israel in 1945. There, about 270 men and women await their future and try to recover from their past. Diamant, with infinite compassion and understanding, tells the stories of the women gathered in this place.

Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the Germans with a band of partisans. Leonie is a Parisian beauty. Tedi is Dutch, a strapping blond who wants only to forget. Zorah survived Auschwitz. Haunted by unspeakable memories and too many losses to bear, these young women, along with a stunning cast of supporting characters who work in or pass through Atlit, begin to find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience, as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves and discovering a way to live again.

Day After Night is a devastatingly beautiful novel, a story only Anita Diamant could tell, and it will make every reader weep.

 

 

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User Review  - hemlokgang - LibraryThing

Anita Diamant has a notable ability to bring a story alive out of the history books, or Bible in the case of "The Red Tent". I had never heard about the internment of Jews by the British, and was ... Read full review

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***potential spoilers*** This novel is set in 1945 Palestine at Atlit,a holding camp for illegal immigrants. The camp, run by the British, is home to about 270 men and women while they await their ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
23
Section 3
39
Section 4
67
Section 5
95
Section 6
107
Section 7
121
Section 8
129
Section 10
163
Section 11
189
Section 12
213
Section 13
235
Section 14
263
Section 15
279
Section 16
293
Section 17
295

Section 9
145

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About the author (2009)

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor,  and The Last Days of Dogtown, as well as the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Massachusetts. Her most recent novel is Day After Night. Visit her website at www.anitadiamant.com.

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