Katerina

Katerina

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
As each of her employers disappears or is murdered, Katerina, a Gentile domestic servant working in a series of Jewish households in the years before the Holocaust, is repeatedly forced into a life of privation and spiritual poverty.

Blackwell North Amer
"My name is Katerina, and I will soon be eighty years old. After Easter I returned to my native village and to my father's farm, small and dilapidated, with no building left intact except this hut where I'm living. But it has one single window, open wide, and it allows in the breadth of the world. My eyes, in truth, have grown weaker, but the desire to see still throbs within them. At noon, when the light is most powerful, open space expands before me as far as the banks of the Prut, whose water is blue this season, vibrant with splendor."
So begins Katerina, Aharon Appelfeld's latest masterful work, a poignant and elegant novel about a simple Gentile housekeeper who lived and worked in a succession of Jewish households in the years before World War II. Amid the cruel exigencies of Eastern European anti-Semitism and the growing Fascist threat, she found culture, love, home.
But as each of her employers left, disappeared, or was murdered, Katerina was again and again forced into a life of privation and spiritual poverty, into an existence whose only true richness was memory.
Subtle, elegant, and exceptionally moving, Katerina is destined to join Appelfeld's previous prize-winning novels as an unforgettable classic of our time.

Baker
& Taylor

As each of her employers disappears or is murdered, Katerina, a Gentile domestic servant working in a series of Jewish households in the years before the Holocaust, is repeatedly forced into a life of privation and spiritual poverty

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1992
ISBN: 9780679406105
0679406107
Branch Call Number: Fiction App
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 21 cm

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