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House on endless waters : a novel / Emuna Elon ; translated from Hebrew by Anthony Berris and Linda Yechiel.

At 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 recognise. 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.

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Adult fiction   In Transit . . From Collection Team to Manunda Branch, Rit/ .  
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ISBN 9781760877255 (paperback)
Author Elon, Emunah author.
Title House on endless waters : a novel / Emuna Elon ; translated from Hebrew by Anthony Berris and Linda Yechiel.
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2020.
Physical description 309 pages ; 24 cm.
General note Originally published in Israel in 2016 by Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir ; English translation ℗♭2020.
Note Includes bibliographical references (page 311)
Summary At 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 recognise. 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.
Subject Historical fiction
Jewish authors -- Fiction
Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History -- Fiction
Jews, Dutch -- History -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Reservations Queue 2
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