In this audiobook, Israeli novelist Yoel Blum visits the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam, where he stumbles upon a video image of his family during WWII. His shock at seeing another boy in the footage compels him to dig into his family's past. Narrator Jonathan Davis artfully portrays Yoel's intelligent introspection as he uncovers stunning truths about his family and racial heritage. Davis's gravitas lends credence to Yoel's emotional journey, and to the deplorable persecution of Jews in Holland during the war. Yoel parlays his research into a new novel, and passages from his book about his mother's endeavors in Amsterdam in the 1940s are interspersed with Yoel's own experiences in contemporary times. Transitions between timeframes aren't well delineated, resulting in a muddled storyline--but a compelling listen, nonetheless. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781797102382 $19.99
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