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  • Brand: Back Bay Books
  • UPC: 9780316308090
  • Item #: 1770541X
  • Available Date: 6/6/2017
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MISCHLING

Summary

"One of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year" (Anthony Doerr) about twin sisters fighting to survive the evils of World War II.

An Amazon Best Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick

An Indie Next Pick

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

One of the 21 Must-Read Books for Fall--Elle

One of the 21 Incredible Books You Need to Read This Fall--Buzzfeed

A Most-Anticipated Book of Fall 2016--Wall Street Journal

A Fall 2016 Must-Read Novel--Entertainment Weekly

Pearl is in charge of: the sad, the good, the past.

Stasha must care for: the funny, the future, the bad.

It's 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in their identical natures, comforting themselves with the private language and shared games of their childhood.

As part of the experimental population of twins known as Mengele's Zoo, the girls experience privileges and horrors unknown to others, and they find themselves changed, stripped of the personalities they once shared, their identities altered by the burdens of guilt and pain.

That winter, at a concert orchestrated by Mengele, Pearl disappears. Stasha grieves for her twin, but clings to the possibility that Pearl remains alive. When the camp is liberated by the Red Army, she and her companion Feliks--a boy bent on vengeance for his own lost twin--travel through Poland's devastation. Undeterred by injury, starvation, or the chaos around them, motivated by equal parts danger and hope, they encounter hostile villagers, Jewish resistance fighters, and fellow refugees, their quest enabled by the notion that Mengele may be captured and brought to justice within the ruins of the Warsaw Zoo. As the young survivors discover what has become of the world, they must try to imagine a future within it.

A superbly crafted story, told in a voice as exquisite as it is boundlessly original, MISCHLING defies every expectation, traversing one of the darkest moments in human history to show us the way toward ethereal beauty, moral reckoning, and soaring hope.

About the Author

Affinity Konar was raised in California. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books
  • Fiction \ Literary