Artur Mandelkorn is a young Hungarian Holocaust survivor who is on a desperate quest to find his beloved sister Manya after they become separated during the war. Artur’s journey takes him to Israel where he falls in love with Fanny, a young woman who still bears the scars of her own tragic past. Intersecting Artur’s tale is that of Suzy Kohn, a Toronto teenager in the late 1960s whose seemingly tranquil life is shattered by her uncle’s sudden death. Groping for answers, she becomes entangled in a troubled relationship with a charismatic young musician. As Suzy’s coming of age story reaches a climax, Artur’s quest for his sister leads to a shocking discovery. Their stories come together in Israel following the Six-Day War, when the reader travels through time and place to arrive, ultimately, to the connections between generations.
Chosen as a Readers Choice Book by the Historical Novel Society, COME BACK FOR ME is a riveting story of trauma, loss, and the redemptive power of love.