Read by Dennis Olsen.
A story about displacement and how the memories of war lingers on in the minds of survivors.
'In Acland Street, St Kilda, there stands a cafe called Scheherazade.' Thus begins Arnold Zable's meditation on displacement, and the way the effect of war lingers in the minds of its survivors.
In this deeply moving book we meet Avram and Masha, proprietors of the cafe, and hear the tales that they and their fellow storytellers have to offer: of Masha stalking the streets of Shanghai and Warsaw, of Laizer imprisoned in the Soviet city of Lvov and of Zalman marooned in Vilna and Kobe. And we learn how Avram and Masha met and fell in love and came to create their Melbourne cafe together.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2003
- 176 x 115mm