||Two men who, as children, lost their parents during the Holocaust, end up in England--"latecomers"--where they grow up together, marry, go into business, and grow old. Hartman is pleasure-loving, Fibich more ascetic and introspective, but their long friendship continues in spite of their differences, their sometimes competing goals and fears, and their mixed feelings about their survival in a world of horror.
||A novel about the 50-year friendship of two dissimilar German refugees brought over to England as children from Nazi Germany. Their friendship becomes a funny yet touching model for the ways in which human beings come to terms with the tragedy of living.
|Editors Note 2
||As children, Fibich and Hartmann were smuggled out of Nazi Germany and taken to London. They would never see their parents again. This moving portrait describes the lives of these two children, their marriages, their greeting card business, and their life-long friendship.
|Editors Note 3
||Hartmann and Fibich, two lifelong friends separated from their parents when they are brought out of Nazi Germany, respond differently to the pain of separation