The Ash Garden

The Ash Garden

Book - 2001
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Emiko Amai is six years old in August 1945 when the Hiroshima bomb burns away half of her face. To Anton, a young German physicist involved in the Manhattan Project, that same bomb represents the pinnacle of scientific elegance. And for his Austrian wife Sophie, a Jewish refugee, it marks the start of an irreparable fissure in their new marriage.

Fifty years later, seemingly far removed from the day that defined their lives, Emiko visits Anton and Sophie, and in Dennis Bock's powerfully imagined narrative, their histories converge.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : HarperCollins, 2001.
ISBN: 9780375727498
Characteristics: 281 pages


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Oct 01, 2011

Bock is a good writer but I thought that the book moved quite slowly.

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