The Train to Warsaw

The Train to Warsaw

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Jascha and Lilka escape separately from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. Reunited years later, they live in London where Jascha has become a celebrated writer, feted for his dark tales about his war adventures. One day, forty years after the war, Jascha receives a letter inviting him to give a reading in Warsaw. He tells Lilka that nothing remains of the city they knew; she is nostalgic for the city of her childhood. Traveling by train through a frozen December landscape, they return to the city of their past.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780802122445
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2016

Picked this up on a whim because of the title and goodness, was I ever pleasantly surprised. This is by no means a pleasant book, but I was swept along for a quiet but heartbreaking ride. I hope this author writes more.

hania4987 Jul 27, 2014

This quietly emotional novella is written as a series of ongoing conversations filled with haunting and poignant memories and nightmares. Each paragraph becomes a stanza in this poetically lyrical story of a longing for homecoming and the realization of loss. It is a lament that follows in the tradition of the exile writings of Mickiewicz and Sienkiewicz.


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