Aharon Appelfeld’s Blooms of Darkness, a “gripping tale of Holocaust survival,” (The Forward ) is now on sale from Schocken Books. Philip Roth calls Appelfeld “fiction’s foremost chronicler of the Holocaust,” and Poets & Writers recently named him one of the Fifty Most Inspiring Authors in the World. In his searing new novel, Appelfeld once again crafts out of the depths of unfathomable tragedy a renewal of life and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.
“This latest book by Appelfeld buttresses his well-deserved
reputation as a world-class writer.” —Jewish Chronicle
“Poignant and tender without being sentimental, the novel achieves its powerful emotive effects through simplicity and understatement—a beautiful read.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A simple story that encapsulates the joy and sadness of a coming-of-age novel with the trauma of a world in the midst of destruction. The lean, spare prose does not shy away from harsh realities. . . . A powerful novel.” —Publishers Weekly
“The latest from acclaimed Israeli novelist Appelfeld is a haunting tale of love, loss, and resilience of the human spirit.” —Booklist