The Holocaust Kid by Sonia Pilcer

The Holocaust Kid

bySonia Pilcer

Kobo ebook | July 17, 2001

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A major work of autobiographical fiction by a second generation Holocaust writer--funny, erotic, irreverent, and deeply moving. 

Zosha Palovsky was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, but she has grown up in Brooklyn and in Washington Heights, joined a Latina gang, and refused to attend a yeshiva. She’s a rebel, outspoken, sexually liberated, and determined to live her own life, free of her parents’ past. Yet, as daring and defiant as she is, Zosha cannot escape. Her entire life is touched by the war.

She has dreams of Auschwitz, falls in love with “her own private Nazi,” and has an affair with a kinky Holocaust scholar.  Obsessed with events that took place before her birth, she becomes a writer. By day she summons a "shlock muse in rhinestone harlequin glasses, cabana pants, and spiked heels" to write Elizabeth Taylor stories for the readers of Movie Screen magazine and, by night, writes "blood-eyed poems" about the Holocaust. Her parents wonder: Why can’t she get married like a normal person? How are they to understand their American daughter?

With unflinching honesty and wild humor, Sonia Pilcer follows the Holocaust legacy as it courses through lust and desire, guilt and fear, and unexpected joy, revealing the emotional depths beneath the quest to free oneself from an ever-present past.

Title:The Holocaust KidFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 17, 2001Publisher:PerseaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0892554800

ISBN - 13:9780892554805

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