The Resource The book of dirt, by Bram Presser

The book of dirt, by Bram Presser

Label
The book of dirt
Title
The book of dirt
Statement of responsibility
by Bram Presser
Title variation
Book of dirt
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"They chose not to speak and now they are gone. What's left to fill the silence is no longer theirs. This is my story, woven from the threads of rumour and legend. Jakub Rand flees his village for Prague, only to find himself trapped by the Nazi occupation. Deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, he is forced to sort through Jewish books for a so-called Museum of the Extinct Race. Hidden among the rare texts is a tattered prayer book, hollow inside, containing a small pile of dirt. Back in the city, Františka Roubíčková picks over the embers of her failed marriage, despairing of her conversion to Judaism. When the Nazis summon her two eldest daughters for transport, she must sacrifice everything to save the girls from certain death. Decades later, Bram Presser embarks on a quest to find the truth behind the stories his family built around these remarkable survivors. The Book of Dirt is a completely original novel about love, family secrets, and Jewish myths. And it is a heart-warming story about a grandson's devotion to the power of storytelling and his family's legacy."--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Presser, Bram
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4
LC item number
P7477 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Biographical fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Families
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Australian fiction
Label
The book of dirt, by Bram Presser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Cast of Characters -- In the Beginning an Exodus -- Arrivals -- Occupation -- Numbers -- Epilogue -- A Guide to Czech Pronunciation -- Glossary -- A Note on Historical Sources -- Map of Theresienstadt (Terezin) -- Map of Birkenau (Auschwitz II) -- List of Images -- Acknowledgments
Control code
sky293328289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781925240269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
kp 01/19
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimiles
Label
The book of dirt, by Bram Presser
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Cast of Characters -- In the Beginning an Exodus -- Arrivals -- Occupation -- Numbers -- Epilogue -- A Guide to Czech Pronunciation -- Glossary -- A Note on Historical Sources -- Map of Theresienstadt (Terezin) -- Map of Birkenau (Auschwitz II) -- List of Images -- Acknowledgments
Control code
sky293328289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781925240269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
kp 01/19
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimiles

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