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The Resource The lost : a search for six of six million, Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn

The lost : a search for six of six million, Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn

Label
The lost : a search for six of six million
Title
The lost
Title remainder
a search for six of six million
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lost begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust-an unmentionable subject that gripped his imagination from earliest childhood. Decades later, spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his grandfather in 1939 and tantalized by fragmentary tales of a terrible betrayal, Daniel Mendelsohn sets out to find the remaining eyewitnesses to his relatives' fates. That quest eventually takes him to a dozen countries on four continents, and forces him to confront the wrenching discrepancies between the histories we live and the stories we tell. And it leads him, finally, back to the small Ukrainian town where his family's story began, and where the solution to a decades-old mystery awaits him. Deftly moving between past and present, interweaving a world-wandering odyssey with childhood memories of a now-lost generation of immigrant Jews and provocative ruminations on biblical texts and Jewish history, The Lost transforms the story of one family into a profound, morally searching meditation on our fragile hold on the past. Deeply personal, grippingly suspenseful, and beautifully written, this literary tour de force illuminates all that is lost, and found, in the passage of time
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973/.049240092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.37.M48
LC item number
L67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The lost : a search for six of six million, Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
512 p.
Isbn
9780060542979
Lccn
2006041096
Other control number
9780060542979
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm63179078
Label
The lost : a search for six of six million, Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
512 p.
Isbn
9780060542979
Lccn
2006041096
Other control number
9780060542979
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm63179078

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