Laub, Michel Diary of the Fall

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Diary of the Fall

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'I often dreamed about the moment of the fall, a silence that lasted a second, possibly two, a room full of sixty people and no one making a sound, as if everyone were waiting for my classmate to cry out ... but he lay on the ground with his eyes closed'

A schoolboy prank goes horribly wrong, and a thirteen-year-old boy is left injured. Years later, one of the classmates relives the episode as he tries to come to terms with his demons.

Diary of the Fall is the story of three generations: a man examining the mistakes of his past, and his struggle for forgiveness; a father with Alzheimer's, for whom recording every memory has become an obsession; and a grandfather who survived Auschwitz, filling notebook after notebook with the false memories of someone desperate to forget.

Beautiful and brave, Michel Laub's novel asks the most basic - and yet most complex - questions about history and identity, exploring what stories we choose to tell about ourselves and how we become the people we are.

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" Extraordinary... In my world, this novel is already a classic" (Karl Ove Knausgaard)

"A powerful exploration of memory and guilt" ( Guardian)

"A work of immense incantatory power" (Neel Mukherjee Literary Review)

"Astonishingly powerful ... Diary of a Fall may well emerge as one of the finest novels published in English this year" (Eileen Battersby Irish Times)

" A gripping, thoughtful novel... Laub beautifully retrieves the tragedy of the holocaust from its scholarship, politics and deniers, cutting to the bone of human life, its longings and limitations" (Tabish Khair Independent)

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A powerful and heartbreaking novel about love, guilt and memory - and the stories we choose to tell about ourselves and each other

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