By Andrew Potok

"Potok is blind yet he makes us see not just the pre-World conflict panorama from which he and his kin fled, but in addition how and why and at what price." —Jay Neugeboren, writer of "Max Baer and the famous person of David" and "Imagining Robert"

"Potok explores the lengthy succeed in of either his family's 1939 break out from Poland and his personal blindness during this considerate and chic memoir." —Elinor Langer, writer of "Josephine Herbst" and "A Hundred Little Hitlers"

When Andrew Potok used to be 8 he fled along with his kin from Warsaw, leaving domestic and company to flee the invading Nazis. The kinfolk made it to American, yet Andrew’s stories of violence, Jew hatred, and betrayal--including that of his father--erupted into nightmares and finally shaped the backdrop of his wealthy, notwithstanding now and then turbulent, existence as an artist and writer.

When, past due in Andrew's lifestyles, a Polish attorney deals to aid him reclaim estate in Krakow that was once wrongfully inherited by means of a relative, he and his spouse revisit Poland, with its still-virulent anti-Semitism. The stopover at awakens long-dormant stories and provokes deep reflections at the nature of evil. the continued lawsuit turns into emblematic of the book’s relevant subject: There will be no closure for survivors of the Holocaust--no justice for both sufferers or perpetrators, no reimbursement, and no forgiveness.

Andrew Potok used to be a winning visible artist till he went blind in his forties. He then grew to become to writing and released "Ordinary sunlight, Portrait of An Artist Going Blind," "My existence With Goya," and "A topic of Dignity." He lives in Vermont.


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