Too Many Men
Ruth Rothwax, a successful woman with her own business, Rothwax Correspondence, can find order and meaning in writing words for other people—condolence letters, thank-you letters, even you-were-great-in-bed letters. But as the daughter of Edek Rothwax, an Auschwitz survivor with a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to the English language, Ruth can find no words to understand the loss of her family experienced during World War II.
Ruth is obsessed with the idea of returning to Poland with her father, but she doesn't quite understand why she feels this so intensely. To make sense of her family's past, yes. To visit the places where her beloved mother and father lived and almost died, certainly. But she knows there's more to this trip. By facing Poland, and the past, she can finally confront her own future.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing
"Too Many Men," first published in Australia in 1999, is the first in a series of autobiographical novels written by Lily Brett. Brett is the daughter of two Auschwitz survivors. She grew up in ... Read full review
TOO MANY MENUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A middle-aged woman returns to Poland with her concentration-camp survivor father but gets mired down in her own neuroses.Ruth Rothwax, raised in Australia by Polish parents who barely survived the ... Read full review