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Becoming My Mother's Daughter : A Story of Survival and Renewal (Paperback)

Author: Gottlieb, Erika

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"Becoming My Mother s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal" tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family s dramatic escape and emmigration to Canada. The emotional centre and narrative voice of the story belong to Eva, an artist, dreamer, and writer trying to work through her complex and deep relationship with her mother, whose portrait she cannot paint until she completes her journey through memory.

The core of the book is Eva s riveting recollection of the last months of World War II in Budapest, seen through a child s eyes, and is reminiscent in its power of scenes in Joy Kogawa s "Obasan." Exploring the bond between generations of mothers and daughters, the book illustrates the struggle between the need for independence and the search for continuity, the significant impact of childhood on adult life, the reshaping of personality in immigration, the importance of dreams in making us face reality, and the redemptive power of memory. Illustrations by the author throughout the book, some in colour, enhance the story. "

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Publisher Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781554580309
SKU 207499795
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1554580307
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0166
Publisher Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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