The worst winter blizzard the East Netherlands has seen in many years has left Nathan Hollander and his niece, Nina, snowbound in the deserted house of his late Uncle Herman. As they wait for the storm to subside, Nathan and Nina piece together the story of their forefathers, a family of itinerant Jewish clockmakers who came to the Netherlands from Eastern Europe, and then fled to America in 1939. An extraordinary family history emerges.
In this funny, quirky, epic novel, Marcel Moring weaves a gloriously rich, inventive and very human story about man's constant drive towards progression and expansion, his coming and going, from the Old World to the New - and his desire, despite everything, for home and homeland.
- Publication Date:
- 25 / 08 / 1999
- 138 x 224mm