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Jakob's Colours

Author: Lindsay Hawdon
Publisher: London, England Hodder & Stoughton General Division 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This heartbreaking and tender novel will appeal to readers who loved Sophie's Choice, Schindler's Ark and The Book Thief. Austria, 1944. Jakob, a gypsy boy - half Roma, half Yenish - runs, as he has been told to do. With shoes of sack cloth, still bloodstained with another's blood, a stone clutched in one hand, a small wooden box in the other. He runs blindly, full of fear, empty of hope. For hope lies behind him in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsay Hawdon
ISBN: 9781444797671 1444797670 1444797662 9781444797664
OCLC Number: 974136689
Awards: Short-listed for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2016
Description: 320 pages ; 219 x 144 mm
Contents: "Inspired by the lost voices of the Romany Holocaust, this is a book like no other" --
cover. Austria, 1944. Jakob, a gypsy boy --
half Roma, half Yenish --
runs, as he has been told to do. With shoes of sack cloth, still bloodstained with another's blood, a stone clutched in one hand, a small wooden box in the other. He runs blindly, full of fear, empty of hope. Spanning one world war to another, taking us across England, Switzerland and Austria, this novel is drawn from the Porajmos, also known as The Devouring or Gypsy Holocaust, which claimed a higher percentage per population than the Jewish Holocaust.
Responsibility: Lindsay Hawdon.

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'Remarkable - brave, big-hearted and beautifully written' Andrew Miller, author of the Costa Award winner PUREWeaving back and forward in time and place between Austria during the Second World War,  Read more...

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Lindsay Hawdon's writing is beautiful, her characterisation pitch perfect, her ability to terrify and sicken eclipsed only by her ability to make us smile ... it is an important book, a story that Read more...

 
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