The Resource The department of missing persons, Ruth Zylberman ; translated by Grace McQuillan

The department of missing persons, Ruth Zylberman ; translated by Grace McQuillan

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The department of missing persons
Title
The department of missing persons
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Zylberman ; translated by Grace McQuillan
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A startling debut novel about the burden of Holocaust memory and the implacable zest for life. Thirty-six years after her mother was liberated from Auschwitz, the unnamed narrator lives a comfortable life in Paris. Her mother sees ghosts at every turn, longing to find the family that disappeared behind the miasma of the Holocaust, but she cannot reconcile her mother's trauma to the cheery bustle of daily life that surrounds them. The pain of memories that are not hers haunt her, weighing all too heavily until she is incapacitated by them, unable forge her own future. As our narrator becomes further entrenched in the past, a letter is sent by the Department of Missing Persons suggesting that her grandfather is not dead, though details of his survival and current situation are unknown. Along with her mother, the narrator begins a desperate hunt, fighting through the past and present, love and loss, and her own vulnerabilities to find the truth and rid them both of their lingering ghosts"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zylberman, Ruth
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Originally published in French under the title La direction de l'absent (Paris : Christian Bourgois ├ęditeur, 2015)
LC call number
PQ2686.Y58
LC item number
D5713 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McQuillan, Grace
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Jews, Polish
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Psychic trauma
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jews, Polish
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Psychic trauma
  • France
  • Fiction
Label
The department of missing persons, Ruth Zylberman ; translated by Grace McQuillan
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781628728033
Lccn
2017015970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973918435
  • 803791
  • (OCoLC)ocn973918435
  • 803791
Label
The department of missing persons, Ruth Zylberman ; translated by Grace McQuillan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781628728033
Lccn
2017015970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973918435
  • 803791
  • (OCoLC)ocn973918435
  • 803791

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