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Doll's Eye

Leah Kaminsky



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29 August 2023
Vivid, haunting, unforgettable. LUCY TRELOAR

Has magnificent qualities of humane invention. It is my nomination for a book to read at the end of times. TOM KENEALLY

Sometimes there may be more to things than meets the eye.

'I am a sucker for books that take European sensibility and bury it deeply in the Australian bush. Doll's Eye is a great and engrossing novel from a woman richly qualified to write it.' TOM KENEALLY

Germany, 1933.

Anna Winter returns home to find a note from her father, warning her of grave danger. She flees overnight, taking her precious doll collection with her, and sets sail for Australia. She lands a job at the Birdum Hotel and carves a new life, hiding her past from the world - until a chance encounter with an eccentric stranger, Alter Mayseh, changes everything.

Australia, 1938.

A Yiddish poet fleeing persecution, Alter has seen the writing on the wall for his people. Armed with a letter of introduction from Albert Einstein, he manages his own escape from Europe and arrives in Australia in search of a safe place to call home. When fate leads him to Anna, he's convinced he's found his future with her. But a disturbing clue to her dark past threatens to unravel the delicate life she has built on top of the secrets left behind.

Doll's Eye weaves an intriguing story of love, loss and survival against a backdrop of war and displacement. Evocative and compelling, it brings into question the gap between what we see, and what we don't.
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 1mm
Weight:   1g
ISBN:   9781761043741
ISBN 10:   1761043749
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Leah Kaminsky is a physician and award-winning writer. Her debut novel, The Waiting Room, won the Voss Literary Prize. The Hollow Bones won both the Literary Fiction and Historical Fiction categories of the 2019 International Book Awards, and the 2019 American Book Fest's Best Book Award for Literary Fiction. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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