camp at Auschwitz took one year of my life, and of my own free will I gave it
So begins this novel from Jon Clinch, award-winning author of Finn and Kings of the
Earth. In The Thief of
Auschwitz, Clinch steps
for the first time beyond the deeply American roots of his earlier books to
explore one of the darkest moments in mankind’s history—and to do so with the
sympathy, vision, and heart that are the hallmarks of his work.
Told in two intertwining narratives, The Thief of
Auschwitz takes readers on a dual journey: one into the death
camp at Auschwitz with Jacob, Eidel, Max, and Lydia Rosen; the other into the
heart of Max himself, now an aged but extremely vital—and outspoken—survivor.
Old Max has become a world-reknowned painter, and he’s about to be honored with
a retrospective at the National Gallery in Washington. Yet the truth is that
he’s been keeping a crucial secret from the art world—indeed from the world at
large, and perhaps even from himself—all his life long. The Thief of
Auschwitz reveals that secret, along with others that lie in the
heart of a family that’s called upon to endure—together and separately—the
unendurable. Download and start listening now!