"Extraordinary...Rich in irony and regret... the] people and settings are vividly realized and his prose is] compelling in its simplicity."
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
As the world slips into the throes of war in 1939, young Maciek's once closetted existence outside Warsaw is no more. When Warsaw falls, Maciek escapes with his aunt Tania. Together they endure the war, running, hiding, changing their names, forging documents to secure their temporary lives as the insistent drum of the Nazi march moves ever closer to them and to their secret wartime lies.
"From the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Born in Poland in 1933, Louis Begley is the author of many novels, including Wartime Lies, About Schmidt and Shipwreck. His wife of thirty years, biographer Anka Muhlstein is the author of La Salle: Explorer of the North American Frontier and, most recently, A Taste for Freedom: The Life of Astolphe de Custine. They live in New York.
Nee a Los Angeles, Mona Golabek est une artiste complete: pianiste reconnue, elle est egalement auteur et animatrice radio. C'est sa mere, Lisa Jura, une Autrichienne de confession juive, refugiee a Londres pendant la Seconde, qui est l'heroine des Enfants de Willesden Lane, . C'est elle aussi qui a transmis a Mona Golabek la passion de la musique. Fondatrice de l'organisation a but non lucratif Hold On To Your Music, Mona Golabek a transmis le gout de la musique a ses enfants, eux aussi pianistes et violonistes.
Cohen is a journalist, screenwriter, and poet.