The Shawl

Ozick Cynthia


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Orion Publishing Co
15 April 2021
ISBN: 9781474624022
80 pages

From the publisher

Fierce, concentrated, and brutal, The Shawl burns itself into the reader's imagination with almost surreal power' The New York TimesConsider also the special word they used: survivor. Something new. As long as they didn't have to say human being.In the middle of winter, weak and starving, Rosa marches to a Nazi concentration camp. She clutches her baby to her chest, wrapped in a shawl. Later Rosa will stuff the shawl into her mouth to stop herself from screaming out at the horrific event she must witness.Thirty years later, in a summer without end, Rosa is in Miami. Her anger and grief have become her dementia and her sustenance, and a shawl conjures the spirit of her murdered child.A modern classic and a masterpiece in both acts, The Shawl succeeds in imagining the unimaginable: the horror of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness of its aftermath.