This is an amazing and powerful book-which is truly a heart breaking read.
The story focuses on 3 generations from one family:
The narrator-who goes to an elite Jewish school-and is involved in a cruel prank which leaves the only Catholic student badly injured; his father who develops alzheimers and obsessively records every memory that comes to mind; and his Grandfather-an Auschwitz survivor- who also obsessively records things-in his attempt to forget Auschwitz.
The story/novel is written in the form of notes-each paragraph is numbered. This allows the author to move between characters and through different timelines.
I especially loved the start of this novel-which begins with the fall….. By the end of it can the narrator move forward and prevent future generations from falling??
In truth it’s not the kind of book I normally read-but I started & finished it in one sitting.
A definite thumbs up from me!
You can reserve a copy of this book online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.