Cover of: What remains | Nicholas Delbanco

About the Book

How does a German-Jewish family from London blend a past filled with ancestral homes in Germany, relatives fleeing the Nazi regime, and an intellectual life in London with the strange shores of America where they emigrate in order to take advantage of the land of opportunity? How can one balance the romanticism of a native land with a desire to fit in to the new? How can one realize what is lost and what is gained in the journey from England to America? Why, no matter how one tries to assimilate, does the past remain with us nonetheless?These are the questions that lie at the heart of What Remains, a novel imbued with both the personal experience and the considerable talent of one of America's finest writers. Told in the alternating voices of one German-Jewish family, and spanning the years 1944 to 1964, here is a novel as timeless and haunting as the immigrant experience itself.

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3554.E442 W47 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
200 p. ;
Number of pages
200

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6785789M
Internet Archive
whatremains00delb
ISBN 10
0446524166
LC Control Number
00039895
Library Thing
14066
Goodreads
2079020
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