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A family saga of the Jewish family starting with carefree and leisure life in Paris before the Second World War, violently interrupted by Nazi oppression, with survivors witnessing the founding of the Jewish state, Six-Day War and the Israeli- Palestinian conflict; and surprising completion of this masterfully written novel by events in Vienna involving famous Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. And the start of the promising future for the family going through so many trials: “In scorched earth, the seed of hope germinates for a better future.”
Paperback: 386 pages
Publishing date: July 30, 2019
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Alexander Günsberg was born in Milan in 1952 in the family of Austro-Hungarian Holocaust survivors, who moved to Vienna in 1954. As a child and a teenager, he lived in Zurich, then in the kibbutz in Israel, before returning to Zurich and Basel in 1971 to study German studies, history and psychology. As the University student, he was editor-in-chief of two youth and student magazines, freelance journalist and youth leader. In 1974 he won Literature Prize of the canton of Baselland for the short story ‘Ascension’, published in the volume ‘Excellent Stories.’ He is the author of several novels, novellas, and short story collections published by publishers in Switzerland and Germany. One of his novels, Vexiere Dance is nominated for the German Book Prize for 2019. His novels Mischa Turow, The Eisenstadt File, and Vexiere Dance, and collections of short stories Jewish Stories and Jewish Love Stories are translated into English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.