The story is told through the journey of one Hungarian Jewish family from comfortable assimilation to persecution and devastation at the hands of both the Germans and Hungarians. It is exquisitely written.
It was heartbreaking, describing the ruthless brutality and unfairness of the oppressors. It was rich in both specific details of events, and in the emotional and psychological journeys of the protagonists.
His sensitive reading made each character distinct.
No, though I couldn't wait to get back to it once I put it down.
A superb book. One of the finest books about the Holocaust.
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