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A woman in amber : healing the trauma of war and exile

Author: Agate Nesaule
Publisher: New York : Penguin, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Agate Nesaule spent her childhood in a long, nearly unbearable nightmare: her family fled its comfortable home in World War II Latvia only to be captured first by the Germans, then by brutal Russian troops. A witness to rape, torture, and executions, and estranged from her mother, Nesaule played with her sister among corpses as her family starved. Against all odds, the family eventually made it to safety in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Autobiography
Biography
collective biographies
Autobiographies
Biographies
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Named Person: Agate Nesaule; Agate Nesaule
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agate Nesaule
ISBN: 0140261907 9780140261905
OCLC Number: 36163412
Notes: Originally published: New York : Soho Press, 1995.
Description: viii, 280 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Healing the trauma of war and exile
Responsibility: Agate Nesaule.

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"Agate Nesaule spent her childhood in a long, nearly unbearable nightmare: her family fled its comfortable home in World War II Latvia only to be captured first by the Germans, then by brutal Russian troops. A witness to rape, torture, and executions, and estranged from her mother, Nesaule played with her sister among corpses as her family starved. Against all odds, the family eventually made it to safety in the United States. Nesaule began her new life by getting the education her mother always dreamed of. But the trauma of war was not so easily buried. A successful professor in Wisconsin, Nesaule was secretly tormented by memories. Overcome with the shame of "not being worth feeding" and the terror of captivity, never at ease with her mother, she punished herself with an unhappy marriage and quiet self-loathing--until she began to tell her story"--Back cover

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