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Gerta : a novel / Kateřina Tučková ; translated by Véronique Firkusny.

Tučková, Kateřina, (author.). Firkusny, Véronique, (translator.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Guilford Smith Library - South Windham.
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General Note:
Includes index of local place names.
Previously published as Vyhnání Gerty Schnirch by Host in the Czech Republic in 2009.
Summary, etc.:
"1945. Allied forces liberate Nazi-occupied Brno, Moravia. For Gerta Schnirch, daughter of a Czech mother and a German father aligned with Hitler, it's not deliverance; it's a sentence. She has been branded an enemy of the state. Caught in the changing tides of a war that shattered her family--and her innocence--Gerta must obey the official order: she, along with all ethnic Germans, is to be expelled from Czechoslovakia. With nothing but the clothes on her back and an infant daughter, she's herded among thousands, driven from the only home she's ever known. But the injustice only makes Gerta stronger, more empowered, and more resolved to seek justice. Her journey is a relentless quest for a seemingly impossible forgiveness. And one day, she will return. Spanning decades and generations, Kateřina Tučková's breathtaking novel illuminates a long-neglected episode in Czech history. One of exclusion and prejudice, of collective shame versus personal guilt, all through the eyes of a charismatic woman whose courage will affect all the lives she's touched. Especially that of the daughter she loved, fought for, shielded, and would come to inspire." --
Subject: Women > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Czechoslovakia > Fiction.
Czechoslovakia > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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