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And Darkness Was Under His Feet : Stories of a Family (Paperback)

Author: Dawid, Annie

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"This sprawling, warm-hearted story spans six continents and onehundred years, from the 1900 Sabbath table of Reizl and Lazar Solomonand their young sons, in Radautz, Bukovina, to a glorious millennialreunion in Paris."Dawid presents the family history in twenty-four accounts of varyinglength, rich in personal vignettes though mindful of the overridinghistorical arc. Here is Hans, a grandson of Reizl and Lazar, 'residentalien' of Tientsin, North China,1939; Berthold, another grandson, onday 555 of his imprisonment in a Communist prison cell, 1950;great-granddaughters Toni and Marguerite, 'les Belles Jumelles,'internationally acclaimed Belgian duo-pianists, 1990s."The final story, set in Neuilly, a suburb of Paris, is an amazing setpiece. From far-flung corners of the world, e.g., Dakar, Liverpool,Haifa, San Francisco, Saigon, Moscow, Capetown, Rio, Brussels, Dublin,New York, the descendants of Reizl and Lazar -- gay, straight,multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-talented -- assemblein boisterous celebration of the ninety-second birthday of Freda,granddaughter of Reizl and Lazar, oldest surviving member of thefamily, and the birth of the new millennium."Jewish Book World, Winter 2009

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Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Mfg Part# 9781439223031
SKU 211018582
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1439223033
Release Date 3/23/2010
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Number of Pages 0252
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