A captivating story of love along with an innovative exploration of the nature of memory. Awarded 4 stars on Goodreads.
This is quite an unusual and, in my opinion, brilliant novel. In its simplest form, Michael Chabon tells the story of his grandparents – a love story that survives the horrors of the Holocaust, recurrent mental illness, and significant separations.
There’s no way I can describe what makes the book so special to read. It’s partly the stories, partly the structure, and partly the slow discovery that family members, despite deep ties, can really know very little about one another. If you find you’re having trouble sticking with it, keep going. It gets better as it goes on.