The Lost begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust - an unmentionable subject that gripped his imagination from earliest childhood. Decades later, spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his grandfather in 1939 and tantalized by fragmentary tales of a terrible betrayal, Daniel Mendelsohn sets out to find the remaining eyewitnesses to his relatives' fates.
"Exquisite Narration, Breathtakingly Heartfelt Book"
"Rough Forecasts", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Crossing Christie", by Ryan Lizza; "Deep Frieze", by Daniel Mendelsohn; "Free Man of Color", by Hilton Als; and "After Darkness", by Anthony Lane.
"Girls Will be Girls", by Margaret Talbot; "Crystal Ball", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Club Med", by James Surowiecki; "Unsinkable", by Daniel Mendelsohn; "The British Invasion", by Lauren Collins; "The Disconnect", by Nathan Heller; and "Learning on the Job", by David Denby.
"All Alike", by Adam Gopnik; "Four Hundred Dresses", by Gay Talese; "God's Librarians", by Daniel Mendelsohn; "Casualties of Justice", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Getting Closer", by Steve Millhauser; and "Couple Trouble", by Anthony Lane.
"The Name of the Game", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Acts of God", by Nick Paumgarten; "Francophrenia", by Dana Goodyear; "Nothing Left", by Barbara Demick; "The Undead", by Ben McGrath; "Marriage à la Möbius", by Daniel Mendelsohn; "Underdogs", by Hilton Als; and "Wives’ Tales", by Anthony Lane.