Friday, May 30, 2014
The Train to Warsaw - Gwen Edelman
Jascha and Lilka are living in London, forty years after their escape from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. Jascha, an author receives an invitation to do a reading in Warsaw, and this sees them on a journey back to the city they thought they would not see again. Bringing back memories of their childhoods and family and friends they lost, this short novel is moving and brutal at the same time.
Although touching, somehow I felt a bit cheated reading this book, as somehow it did seem to brush over several areas, and I wanted to know more about their lives. I couldn't quite believe in the characters and picture them in my mind. 3/5