An Epiphany in Lilacs

Mazo Publishers  2017

 

An Epiphany in Lilacs is a novel set in a DP camp outside Hamburg, Germany following the end of World War II. After liberation in May 1945 Daniel a 14-year-old Latvian Jew is treated in a field hospital in the British zone of partitioned Germany. A survivor of various concentration camps, Daniel fights to recover from starvation and disease. Through his love of nature and pre-war memories Daniel struggles to find comfort. He forms an intriguing bond with an older German gentile another survivor. Later on, as he joins a theater troupe, Daniel tries to move on with his life yet still searching for the whereabouts of his mother and two sisters. The story is loosely based on the personal experiences of the authors' father.



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