What Remains

By Nicholas Delbanco (Electronic Book, 2000)
How does a German-Jewish family from London blend a past filled with ancestral homes in Germany, relatives fleeing the Nazi regime, and an intellectual life in London with the strange shores of America where they emigrate in order to take advantage of the land of opportunity? How can one balance the romanticism of a native land with a desire to fit in to the new? How can one realize what is lost and what is gained in the journey from England to America? Why, no matter how one tries to assimilate, does the past remain with us nonetheless?These are the questions that lie at the heart of What Remains, a novel imbued with both the personal experience and the considerable talent of one of America's finest writers. Told in the alternating voices of one German-Jewish family, and spanning the years 1944 to 1964, here is a novel as timeless and haunting as the immigrant experience itself.

How does a German-Jewish family from London blend a past filled with ancestral homes in Germany, relatives fleeing the Nazi regime, and an intellectual life in London with the strange shores of America where they emigrate in order to take advantage of the land of opportunity? How can one balance the romanticism of a native land with a desire to fit in to the new? How can one realize what is lost and what is gained in the journey from England to America? Why, no matter how one tries to assimilate, does the past remain with us nonetheless?These are the questions that lie at the heart of What Remains, a novel imbued with both the personal experience and the considerable talent of one of America's finest writers. Told in the alternating voices of one German-Jewish family, and spanning the years 1944 to 1964, here is a novel as timeless and haunting as the immigrant experience itself.
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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759590427
  • On Sale Date: 11/06/2000
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