A House Too Small (Hardcover)

And Other Stories (Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)

By Ezra Kott, Ezra Hirschmann, Alan Berger (Foreword by)

Texas Tech University Press, 9780896727953, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2013

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In this unique collection of short stories, the central link is the profound impact of the Holocaust on the lives of first and subsequent generation survivors. Each story has roots in World War II, but all end in the present. Extending into Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, the stories demonstrate that the shards of Holocaust evil are scattered far and wide and that the passage of time may, or may not, bring closure. The characters are diverse, from the fragile and frail to the courageous in the face of brutality. Through the unfolding of events long after their traumatic occurrence, some protagonists are relieved of their debilities, while others are rendered desperate by them. For readers interested in post-Holocaust literature, the damaged human condition, and family sagas, this book is a must. Reaching far beyond events that concluded in 1945, "A House Too Small "carries the aftermath of the Shoah forward, deftly unfolding its powerful personal consequences through remembrance, forgiveness, retribution, tragedy, intrigue, devotion, and redemption.

About the Author

Ezra Hirschmannwas born and educated in South Africa, where he practiced law for many years. Widely traveled and having lived in a number of countries, he resides in Florida and works as an international legal counsel.