Really intrigued by this text! Great opening 100 pages! Hope it continues!
One of the perks of volunteering at the charity bookshop is getting first picks on the new donations!! I was excited to see this beauty yesterday🥰It was on the International Booker LongList & it seemed to be well regarded. Apparently it‘s based on a true story -
Based on Eva Nahir Panic‘s life, this tells the story of Eva‘s choice to protect her husband‘s reputation by going to prison at the dreaded ‘Alcatraz of the Adriatic‘, with the understanding that her young daughter would be abandoned. This is very much a political story as well. Ideals & devotion keep running through my mind after reading this story. There is also a film that tells her story that could be found on YouTube. This story shook me. …
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This sounds like a bleak book and in some ways this was, the details of the torture are not graphic or overdone but they are harrowing. It is scary to think that if she hadn‘t believed in her principles Vera‘s life and her daughter‘s life could have been so very different.
A tough read but an interesting insight into a place and time I had no prior knowledge of.
The story revolves around a family, three generations of women, each in their own way facing the pain caused by the generation before her. It all starts with Vera Novak, a Yugoslav Jew (who escaped to the Israel after she survived imprisonment in Goli otok - political prison in former Yugoslavia), and her dramatic decision that marks future generations. The main narrator is Gili, Vera‘s granddaughter, a filmmaker who documents the family's … 👇
Only on the 10% and I already like this story, very much …