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Whisperings in the Blood
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Shelley Davidow
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Whisperings in the Blood

Shelley Davidow


9780702253980

Queensland Univ. Press


Biography;
Memoirs;
Family history, tracing ancestors


Paperback

240 pages

$29.95
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An exquisite, compelling story of courage, destiny and the searc hfor home.

Lithuania, 1913. Haunted by memories of the pogroms, Jacob Frank leaves his village in the hope of a better life, and boards a ship bound for New York. Twenty-five years later, his daughter Bertha sets sail for South Africa to marry a man she has never met, unaware of the tumult that lies ahead. In time, her granddaughter Shelley, following those very steps in reverse, flees the violence of apartheid to live in America, before at last finding home in Australia.

These immigrant voyages, repeated from one generation to the next, form the heart of this richly layered memoir. Drawing on her grandmother's diary and letters, Shelley Davidow tells her family's stories in vivid detail, recounting their experiences of love and loss alongside her own. As she learns about the past, Shelley discovers that her aspirations and fears, her dreams and nightmares, echo those of her forebears as ancestral whisperings in the blood.

Spanning four continents and one hundred years, this extraordinary book explores the heartache and emotional legacies of those who leave their homelands forever.

By:   Shelley Davidow
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 227mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   364g
ISBN:   9780702253980
ISBN 10:   0702253987
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   February 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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