The Most Precious of Cargoes
|author:||Jean-Claude Grumberg (2019)|
|translated by:||Frank Wynne|
|date read:||17 March 2022|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
A sort-of fairy tale from the second World War. Two Jewish parents are being transported with their twin children through a snowy wood, and the father throws his daughter from the train to try to save her life. The baby is taken in by a woodcutter’s wife, and we see the people who do – or don’t – let the child into their lives.
A beautiful little story of humanity and kindness, in the darkest of times.
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