Author(s): Goran Rosenberg
On the 2nd of August 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town. He has survived the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz, and the harrowing slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany. Now he has to learn to live with his memories. In this intelligent and deeply moving book, Goran Rosenberg returns to his own childhood in order to tell his father's story. It is also the story of the chasm that soon opens between the world of the child, suffused with the optimism, progress and collective oblivion of post-war Sweden, and the world of the father, haunted by the long shadows of the past.
A shattering literary memoir by the son of Holocaust survivors, and a darkly tender exploration of a child's relationship with his father
Winner of Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger 2014.
GORAN ROSENBERG is one of Sweden's best-known writers and journalists.