The Book of Aron

The Book of Aron
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  • Shepard, Jim
  • 2015
  • 247
  • kt
The Warsaw ghetto seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, in a heartbreaking novel... mehr
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The Warsaw ghetto seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, in a heartbreaking novel commemorating the famous Doctor Korczak, saver of children.Warsaw, Poland, 1939. My mother and father named me Aron, but my father said they should have named me What Have You Done or What Were You Thinking. Aron is a nine-year-old Polish Jew, and a troublemaker. As the walls go up around the ghetto in Warsaw, as the lice and typhus rage, food is stolen and even Jewish police betray their people, Aron smuggles from the other side to survive.In a place where no one thinks of anyone but himself, the only exception is Doctor Korczak; trying to keep a hundred and fifty orphans from starving.They call the Doctor a hero. Aron is not a hero. He is not special or selfless or spirited. He is ordinary.He is willing to do what the Doctor will not.Let's hope Jim Shepard becomes as influential as he should be. He's the best we've got Dave EggersJIM SHEPARD is the author of six previous novels and four story collections, including Like You'd Understand, Anyway, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won The Story Prize. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Esquire, Tin House, Granta, Zoetrope, Electric Literature, and Vice, and has often been selected for The Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories . He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children, and teaches at Williams College.
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