The Resource The book of dirt, Bram Presser

The book of dirt, Bram Presser

Label
The book of dirt
Title
The book of dirt
Statement of responsibility
Bram Presser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
They chose not to speak and now they are gone...What's left to fill the silence is no longer theirs. This is my story, woven from the threads of rumour and legend. Jakub Rand flees his village for Prague, only to find himself trapped by the Nazi occupation. Deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, he is forced to sort through Jewish books for a so-called Museum of the Extinct Race. Hidden among the rare texts is a tattered prayer book, hollow inside, containing a small pile of dirt. Back in the city, Františka Roubíčková picks over the embers of her failed marriage, despairing of her conversion to Judaism. When the Nazis summon her two eldest daughters for transport, she must sacrifice everything to save the girls from certain death. Decades later, Bram Presser embarks on a quest to find the truth behind the stories his family built around these remarkable survivors. The Book of Dirt is a completely original novel about love, family secrets, and Jewish myths. And it is a heart-warming story about a grandson's devotion to the power of storytelling and his family's legacy
Summary
They chose not to speak and now they are gone and what's left to fill the silence is no longer theirs. This is my story, woven from the threads of rumour and legend. Jakub Rand flees his village for Prague, only to find himself trapped by the Nazi occupation. Deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, he is forced to sort through Jewish books for a so-called Museum of the Extinct Race. Hidden among the rare texts is a tattered prayer book, hollow inside, containing a small pile of dirt. Back in the city, Frantiajka RoubaƯAkovaj picks over the embers of her failed marriage, despairing of her conversion to Judaism. When the Nazis summon her two eldest daughters for transport, she must sacrifice everything to save the girls from certain death. Decades later, Bram Presser embarks on a quest to find the truth behind the stories his family built around these remarkable survivors.
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • National Jewish Book Award, 2018.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2018.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578731
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Presser, Bram
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian fiction
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of dirt, Bram Presser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a guide to Czech pronunciation and glossary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781925240269
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The book of dirt, Bram Presser
Publication
Note
Includes a guide to Czech pronunciation and glossary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781925240269
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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