Author(s): Rachel Seiffert
In a place and time with little tolerance for physical flaws, a photographer with a withered arm secures a chance to serve his country? As the war ends, a girl and her siblings flee to safety with a concentration camp survivor whose false papers claim he is Jewish? Half a century later a schoolteacher becomes obsessed with his grandfather?s war service in the Waffen SS. Seifert?s extraordinary first book ? comprising three novellas that are linked thematically ? contributes powerfully to the debate about one of the most difficult moral issues: the legacy of atrocity. Shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize.
Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2001 and Booker Prize for Fiction 2001.