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Hold On to the Sun
True Stories and Legends

Michal Govrin

Edited by Judith Miller.
Published by The Feminist Press, NY, 2010.

In this portrait of the artist as a young woman, Michal Govrin, one of Israel's most important contemporary writers, offers a kaleidoscope of stories and essays. Populated by mysterious and real people, each tale is in some way a search for meaning in a post-Holocaust world. Reminiscent of W.G. Sebald, characters irrationally and humanely find reason for hope in a world that offers little. Essays describe Govrin's visits to Poland as a young adult, where her mother had survived a death camp. Govrin journeys there after she learns that her mother had not been alone. She lost her first husband and eight-year-old son, Govrin's half brother, and kept it a secret from her second family for many years. In a multiplicity of voices, Govrin's haunting stories capture the depths of denial and the exuberance of youth.

From the Book
The Journey to Poland
Reviews
Quotes
G
rappling with Evil
B
ooks I read
Gallery

Translation of the Hebrew edition, 1984

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