But You Did Not Come Back

But You Did Not Come Back

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ISBN
9780571328017
Published
21/01/2016
9780571328017
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
112

About the Book

A runaway bestseller in France, But You Did Not Come Back is the deeply moving memoir of a survivor of the Holocaust.

'I was quite a cheerful person, you know, in spite of what happened to us.'

In 1944, at the age of fifteen, Marceline Loridan-Ivens was arrested in occupied France, along with her father. They were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. When they arrived, they were forcibly separated. Though he managed to smuggle a last note to her via an electrician, she never spoke to him again.

But You Did Not Come Back is Marceline's letter to the father she would never know as an adult, to the man whose death has enveloped her life. With poignant honesty, she tells him of the events that have continued to haunt her, of the collapse of their family, and of her efforts to find a place in a changing world.

This is a breathtaking memoir by an extraordinary woman, and an intimate and deeply moving message from a daughter to her father.

A runaway bestseller in France, But You Did Not Come Back is the deeply moving memoir of a survivor of the Holocaust.'I was quite a cheerful person, you know, in spite of what happened to us.'In 1944, at the age of fifteen, Marceline Loridan-Ivens was arrested in occupied France, along with her father. They were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. When they arrived, they were forcibly separated. Though he managed to smuggle a last note to her via an electrician, she never spoke to him again.But You Did Not Come Back is Marceline's letter to the father she would never know as an adult, to the man whose death has enveloped her life. With poignant honesty, she tells him of the events that have continued to haunt her, of the collapse of their family, and of her efforts to find a place in a changing world.This is a breathtaking memoir by an extraordinary woman, and an intimate and deeply moving message from a daughter to her father.
“In just 100 pages, Loridan-Ivens goes to the heart of father-daughter relations; the result is a masterpiece of restraint and luminous precision . . . But You Did Not Come Back is a human chronicle of rare power.”
- Ian Thomson, Financial Times
“But You Did Not Come Back is a letter of a lifetime. It is profound, compelling, effortless, searing. Almost every sentence is a distillation of the human capacity for suffering and survival. It is written in sinewy, spare prose that has an intensity of poetry . . . That she has been impelled to write such a difficult, discerning and unputdownable testimony is an acute reminder of the time in which we live, and a reflection of her enduring spirit.”
- Helen Davies, Sunday Times

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