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The Resource Testament, Kim Sherwood

Testament, Kim Sherwood

Label
Testament
Title
Testament
Statement of responsibility
Kim Sherwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A prize-winning novel following a young woman uncovering the truth about her family's past in the Hungarian Holocaust. Of everyone in her complicated family, Eva was closest to her grandfather: a charismatic painter - and a keeper of secrets. So when he dies, she's hit by a greater loss - of the questions he never answered, and the past he never shared. It's then she finds the letter from the Jewish Museum in Berlin. They have uncovered the testimony he gave after his forced labour service in Hungary, which took him to the death camps and then to England as a refugee. This is how he survived. But there is a deeper story that Eva will unravel - of how her grandfather learnt to live afterwards. As she confronts the lies that have haunted her family, their identity shifts and her own takes shape. The testament is in her hands. Kim Sherwood's extraordinary first novel is a powerful statement of intent. Beautifully written, moving and hopeful, it crosses the tidemark where the third generation meets the first, finding a new language to express love, legacy and our place within history
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10667184
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Sherwood, Kim
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Grandfathers
  • Survival
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Families
  • Grandfathers
  • Jews, Hungarian
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Family secrets
  • Grandparents
Target audience
adult
Label
Testament, Kim Sherwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063583983
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9781786488664
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)994420262
Label
Testament, Kim Sherwood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063583983
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9781786488664
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)994420262

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