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The Journey

(The first book in the Holocaust trilogy series)
A novel by

Here is "a rich and lyrical masterpiece" - notes Peter Constantine - the first translation of a lost treasure by acclaimed author H. G. Adler, a survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. Written in 1950, after Adler's emigration to England, The Journey was ignored by large publishing houses after the war and not released in Germany until 1962. Depicting the Holocaust in a unique and deeply moving way, and avoiding specific mention of country or camps - even of Nazis and Jews - The Journey is a poetic nightmare of a family's ordeal and one member's survival. Led by the doctor patriarch Leopold, the Lustig family finds itself "forbidden" to live, enduring in a world in which "everyone was crazy, and once they finally recognized what was happening it was too late." Linked by its innovative style to the work of James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, The Journey portrays the unimaginable in a way that anyone interested in recent history and modern literature must read.

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Journey
Author(s): H G Adler
ISBN: 1-4000-6673-5 / 978-1-4000-6673-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House (NY)
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Journey (Modern Library Classics) (Modern Library Classics (Paperback))
Author(s): H G Adler, Peter Filkins (Translator)
ISBN: 0-8129-7831-5 / 978-0-8129-7831-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library Inc
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Journey: A Novel (Modern Library Classics)
Author(s): H G Adler
Publisher: Modern Library
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