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The Resource The House on Endless Waters

The House on Endless Waters

Label
The House on Endless Waters
Title
The House on Endless Waters
Statement of responsibility
Emuna Elon ; translated by Anthony Berris and Linda Yechiel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I read this book in excitement and wonder...touching and fascinating' - Amos OzAt the behest of his agent, renowned author Yoel Blum reluctantly agrees to visit his birthplace of Amsterdam to meet with his Dutch publisher, despite promising his late mother that he would never return to that city. While touring the Jewish Museum with his wife, Yoel stumbles upon a looping reel of photos offering a glimpse of pre-war Dutch Jewish life, and is astonished to see the youthful face of his beloved mother staring back at him, posing with her husband, Yoel's older sister, Nettie...and an infant he doesn't recognize.This unsettling discovery launches him into a fervent search for the truth, revealing Amsterdam's dark wartime history and the underground networks which hid Jewish children away from danger-but at a cost. The deeper into the past Yoel digs, the better he understands his mother's silence, and the more urgent the question that has unconsciously haunted him for a lifetime - Who am I? - becomes. Evocative, insightful, and deeply resonant, The House on Endless Waters beautifully illustrates the complex nature of identity and belonging, and the inextricability of past and present
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Summary
A writer embarks on a transformative journey in Amsterdam, where he discovers the shocking truth about his mother’s wartime experience—unearthing a remarkable story that becomes the subject of his magnum opus
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Character
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10831677
Cataloging source
DLC
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Elon, Emuna
Dewey number
892.436
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Berris, Anthony
  • Yechiel, Linda
  • Elon, Emunah
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  • General Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The House on Endless Waters
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BORROWBOX:AAU_716111
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760873271
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The House on Endless Waters
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_716111
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760873271
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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