A Childhood

A Childhood

By Jona Oberski

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An incredibly powerful novel of the horrors of war told from a child's perspective

The bricks fell over. I saw two feet. I stood up. A boy was looking at me. He lifted one foot and brought it down on a sand pie. I looked at the sand pies. Bam. The biggest one was squashed. He stamped on every one of them.' With the fragmented but painfully clear vision of the very young, Jona Oberski, Holocaust survivor, orphan, offers in A Childhood a haunting evocation of the events which shattered the secure world of a cherished only child.



Translated by Ralph Manheim
Cover illustration by Eleanor Crow
128 pp
Published 28 August 2014
ISBN 9781782270676
Pushkin Collection