Fall (American University Studies, Ser. XI)

Margo Minco

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Synopsis: A short, unusual work of alienation and despair...Frieda Borgstein, about to celebrate her birthday in a Jewish retirement home, is a survivor of Nazi persecution who escaped death only by sheer luck and circumstance. (Her family did not.) Plagued by guilt and loneliness, Frieda relives her past through vivid memories. Minco's journalistic writing style is clear, concise, and to the poignant point. Recommended."" - Booklist. ""Minco periodically interrupts Frieda's story to set up the inevitable sequence of events that will kill Frieda on the eve of her 85th birthday. The aftermath of this tragedy prompts a more subtle analysis of disaster itself: What is a trap laid for destruction, the author asks, and what is simply a fall occasioned by an indifferent force of destiny? Minco's unadorned and lean style points up the precise determination of her plot."" - Publishers Weekly.

From Publishers Weekly: Minco, the prominent Dutch author of The Glass Bridge , here returns to the irremediable sorrows of the Holocaust survivor. Frieda Borgstein, resident of a model home for seniors in Amsterdam, prepares to celebrate her birthday for the first time in 40 years. To those around her, she appears a paragon of self-possession and strength; nevertheless, she cannot defend herself from appalling memories of the night in 1942 when, on the verge of fleeing to Switzerland, the rest of her family was betrayed to the Nazis while mere chance spared her. Minco periodically interrupts Frieda's story to set up the inevitable sequence of events that will kill Frieda on the eve of her 85th birthdaythis doesn't give anything away . The aftermath of this tragedy prompts a more subtle analysis of disaster itself: What is a trap laid for destruction, the author asks, and what is simply a fall occasioned by an indifferent force of destiny? Minco's unadorned and lean style points up the precise determination of her plot.
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Title: Fall (American University Studies, Ser. XI)
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