The Most Precious of Cargoes

Author(s): Jean-Claude Grumberg

Young Adult Fiction | Historical Fiction | April Fiction

'A magnificent small book to read urgently' Libération Once upon a time in an enormous forest, there lived a poor woodcutter and his wife. Around them a war wages, and hunger is a constant companion. Yet every night, the woodcutter's wife prays for a child. A Jewish father rides on a train holding twin babies. His wife no longer has enough milk to feed both children. In hopes of saving them both, he wraps his daughter in a shawl and throws her into the forest. While foraging for food, the woodcutter's wife finds a bundle, a baby girl wrapped in a shawl. She knows that this little girl will be hunted, but she cannot ignore this gift: she will accept the precious cargo, and raise her as her own. Set against the horrors of the Holocaust and told with a fairytale-like lyricism, The Most Precious of Cargoes is a fable about family and redemption which reminds us that humanity can be found in the most inhumane of places.
 


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General Fields

  • : 9781529019568
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : 0.3
  • : January 2021
  • : 1.9 Centimeters X 13.7 Centimeters X 20.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean-Claude Grumberg
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 843.914
  • : 112