Beginning with an ominous invasion of hornets and ending in a tragedy that tears apart her haunted family, the summer of 1968 - the summer she turned fifteen - is one that Brantsche Szuster will never forget. Summer Long-a-coming, Barbara Finkelstein's shattering first novel, is a story of victims of Hitler's war whom history has mostly overlooked: the children of Holocaust survivors. For Brantzche's parents, who have come to southern New Jersey to run a poultry farm, the war remains, after twenty years, the central, obsessive event of their lives. Driven by memories of persecution, they have made their home a stronghold against a world they are convinced will not and cannot ever welcome Jews. For the younger Szusters, though, that home has become a prison.
This remarkable debut is above all a book of uncommon power. By turns blackly humorous, blisteringly angry, and profoundly moving, it looks unflinchingly to the heart of a family, finding there both pain and the healing power of forgiveness.
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Barbara Finkelstein lives in New York City. Summer Long-a-coming is her first novel.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60156929
Book Description Harpercollins, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060156929
Book Description Harpercollins, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060156929