In May, 1944, a Jewish teenager's career as a promising concert
violinist has been derailed, and he is on the run from the Nazis.
With the Gestapo at his heels, he discovers a hidden cave in
western France which he establishes as his hideout. There, amidst
ancient cave drawings containing possible hidden meanings, and an
underground river fed by soothing hot springs, he finds refuge but
shallow peace until he joins the French Resistance. At age 17, he
is called upon to take part in daring missions against the Germans
who are racing to fortify the Atlantic Coast in anticipation of
D-Day. At the same time, a Romani teenage prisoner at Auschwitz,
who the famously sadistic Dr. Mengele refers to as "that Gypsy
waif," escapes from a Nazi medical experiment and attempts to make
her way back to France. The two teens are destined to meet under
such circumstances that their lives become desperately entangled as
they struggle to survive the Holocaust. These young adults of
radically different backgrounds are cast together during war to
experience their own distinct coming-of-age epiphany as they
painfully explore their increasingly complicated and awkward
relationship brewing beneath the canopy of dissonant cultures and
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Jim T. Barfield
||205 x 135 x 13mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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