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  • Published: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099541592
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

See Under Love


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Innovative and daring retelling of the horrors of Jewish history, likened to The Tin Drum and One Hundred Years of Solitude

Momik, the only child of two survivors, is brought up in Israel by a family seeking to ignore the past. No-one will explain to him what life was like ‘Over There’ or what the ‘Nazi Beast’ is. His 9-year-old mind imagines a Nazi Beast hiding in the cellar, waiting to feed on Jews. Momik increasingly shields himself from all feeling and attachment. But through the stories his great-uncle tells him—the same stories he told the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp—Momik, too, becomes “infected with humanity.”

See Under: Love is a luminously imaginative and profoundly affecting work.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099541592
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

David Grossman

David Grossman is the bestselling author of numerous works, which have been translated into thirty-six languages. His most recent novels were To the End of the Land, described by Jacqueline Rose as ‘without question one of the most powerful and moving novels I have ever read’, and Falling Out of Time. He is the recipient of the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the 2010 Frankfurt Peace Prize.

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Praise for See Under Love

“One of the most ambitious, generous, beautiful, indispensable books I've been fortunate enough to read”

Jonathan Safran Foer, Guardian

“See Under: Loveis one of the most disturbing novels I've ever read...When I was already well into it, I'd circle it warily before picking it up again . . . then fall instantly under its spell, for it is wickedly readable”

Edmund White

“This novel is so innovative, yet at the same time so readable, that I can only say that it gives the lie to that critical cliche. It is a tour de force of pure storytelling, and a demonstration of both the need for story and the limits of all particular stories. I consider it a triumph”

Guardian


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