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The Paradise Ghetto

By Fergus O'Connell

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Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 18 August 2016
A powerful story of hope, love, and imagination, set against the horrific backdrop of the Holocaust. Two Jewish girls, Julia and Suzanne, are captured in Nazi-occupied Netherlands and transported to a ghetto. Although their world views are wildly different - Julia is jaded and bitter, Suzanne naive and optimistic - they become each other's closest confidants as they experience the horrors of the journey to `The Paradise Ghetto'. The young women use a precious smuggled notebook to write a story. As the book unfolds, it becomes the way they communicate their growing feelings for each other. But there comes a point when reality can no longer be held at bay. If the girls' names end up on the lists of deportees to Auschwitz there will be no return. Is there a chance of escaping fate?

About the Author

Fergus O'Connell is a world-renowned business management expert who has lectured at a number of universities across the world. His non-fiction title, Simply Brilliant, was runner-up in the WH Smith Book Awards 2002, and his debut novel Call the Swallow was shortlisted for the 2002 Irish Fiction Prize and nominated for the Sunday Independent Novel of the Year.


As much as The Paradise Ghetto is about the Holocaust, it is also a story about writing: the power of immersing oneself into the act, and the haven it provides, even in the most hellish places on earth ... This novel takes the Holocaust experience from victim to creator, to the degree possible under those oppressive circumstances. This inspiring message is one I greatly appreciate. * The Jerusalem Post *

EAN: 9781786150431
ISBN: 1786150433
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Age Range: 15+ years
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