The Dream Dredger: A Novel (Paperback)Roberta Silman (author)
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Diny learns how the forces of history, like the coming Holocaust, inflict losses, such as loss of language, that create other more subtle losses-and how the forces of nature, like the majestic Hudson, can be both threat and comfort.
Publisher: Open Road Media
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
Edition: Digital Original
"A lyrical, sad and beautifully rendered story about the power of family love and the intrusions of time, place and history . . . Liselotte Hurwitz, beautiful and gifted . . . [was] the privileged daughter of a famous medical doctor in Vienna, her parents escaped the Nazis early and settled in a pretty Westchester town . . . Later, Lise . . . has a seemingly happy family of her own. But . . . when her son Arthur . . . dies, Lise unravels. . . . [and] it's up to her daughter, Diny, to reconstruct and redeem her mother's half-submerged emotional life. . . . one of the most attractive things about this attractive novel is its loving description of the [Hudson], its lore and its effect as a mirror and consoler of the lives of the novel's sturdy, vivid, and affecting characters." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Can madness . . . result from the deepest desire . . . for order and continuity, for the security and protection of those whom one most loves? In a novel of ever-growing emotional intensity, Silman demonstrates the effect of the violence . . . of our century upon a family that early fled Nazi pogroms . . . The river serves as leitmotif of the major character's fears and longings . . . and resonates in the reader's own psyche; for Lise . . . tells us much about ourselves . . . [becoming] `universal' at the moment she begins to question her own sanity. The novel has drama and suspense, magnitude and integrity . . ." -James McConkey, author of Court of Memory
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