In Paradise

Matthiessen, Peter

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
In Paradise
"From the two-time National Book Award winning author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, a short, powerful novel about an American professor of Holocaust Studies who, over the course of a weeklong spiritual retreat at Auschwitz, is forced to grapple with his own past and a family secret: the Jewish mother abandoned to her doom by his Gentile father"-- Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA),, 2014
ISBN: 9781594633171
Characteristics: 246 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 04, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

As always with Matthiessen, the writing is beautiful and the ideas very interesting, but in this case it is as if the subject is too big and eludes him.


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