But You Did Not Come Back

But You Did Not Come Back

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ISBN
9780571328024
Published
29/12/2016
9780571328024
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
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112

About the Book

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, and forcibly separated. Though he managed to smuggle one last note to her, Marceline never spoke to her father again. But You Did Not Come Back is Marceline’s letter to the father she would never know as an adult. This is a breath-taking memoir by an extraordinary woman, and a deeply moving message from a daughter to a father.
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, and forcibly separated. Though he managed to smuggle one last note to her, Marceline never spoke to her father again. But You Did Not Come Back is Marceline’s letter to the father she would never know as an adult. This is a breath-taking memoir by an extraordinary woman, and a deeply moving message from a daughter to a 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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