"By the time I was five years old, I had spent half my life hidden away in a barn loft." So begins a Jewish girl's account of her childhood amid the ruins of World War II. The time is 1944, the setting a Polish town which has just been liberated from the Germans by the Red Army. While adults mourn what is lost forever, the narrator explores a world forbidden to her for so long, discovering the pleasures of the senses and the company of other children. An autobiographical novel by a writer from Montreal.
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DOBRYDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
First published in 1973 by a small Canadian press, this autobiographical debut novel, from the Montreal-based Charney, renders the extraordinary events of a childhood in post-WW II Poland in a ... Read full review
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This autobiographical first novel is a spare, unsentimental memoir of a young Jewish girl growing up in a chaotic environment at the end of World War II. The unnamed narrator is five years old when ... Read full review