The Invisible Wall

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The Invisible Wall Harry Bernsteins' childhood in the industrial north of England in the shadow of the First World War is one of hardship and hostility. His brutish father spends what little he earns at the tailoring shop on drink, while his devoted mother survives on her dreams. This is a story of working class life and the daily struggle to make ends meet. Full description

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"An exceptional book" (Guardian)

"A compelling narrative of childhood survival ... the tale has a freshness, a vitality and a relentless energy ... extraordinarily powerful. The Invisible Wall is a triumph of the human spirit over multi-faceted adversity." (Daily Mail)

"Extraordinary ... spare, uncomplicated, and terribly vivid for it" (Independent)

"[A] heart-wrenching memoir ... the setting, beautifully rendered, recalls early DH Lawrence. It is a world of pain and prejudice, evoked in spare, restrained prose that brilliantly illuminates a time, a place and a family struggling valiantly to beat impossible odds. As an emotional experience and a vivid retelling of the author's past, it exerts uncommon power." (New York Times)

"A remarkable memoir ... vivid, compassionate and notably unsentimental" (Times Literary Supplement)

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An extraordinary portrait of a lost world - powerful, moving and utterly unforgettable...

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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Harry Bernsteins childhood in the industrial north of England in the shadow of the First World War is one of hardship and hostility. His brutish father spends what little he earns at the tailoring shop on drink, while his devoted mother survives on her dreams: that new shoes might secure Harry s admission to a fancy school; that her daughter might marry the local rabbi; that one day they might all escape this grinding poverty for the paradise of America. The Invisible Wall is a wonderfully vivid portrait of a lost world - a story of working class life and the daily struggle to make ends meet, of young Harry s growing awareness of social divides and divided loyalties, and his fears for his adored elder sister Lily, who is risking all by pursuing a forbidden love. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099504283

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Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Harry Bernsteins childhood in the industrial north of England in the shadow of the First World War is one of hardship and hostility. His brutish father spends what little he earns at the tailoring shop on drink, while his devoted mother survives on her dreams: that new shoes might secure Harry s admission to a fancy school; that her daughter might marry the local rabbi; that one day they might all escape this grinding poverty for the paradise of America. The Invisible Wall is a wonderfully vivid portrait of a lost world - a story of working class life and the daily struggle to make ends meet, of young Harry s growing awareness of social divides and divided loyalties, and his fears for his adored elder sister Lily, who is risking all by pursuing a forbidden love. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099504283

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