In the Memory of the Forest

1997, Author Charles T. Powers

A book that takes you deep in to the transition of Poland from Communism to what followed.

The story takes place in a village east of Warsaw. It gives insight in to the suspicion and ambiguities of dealing with the questions of history. The book raises the question of what happened to the Jewish population, issues of power under communism and how it should be addressed. It shows the complications of corruption, the Roman Catholic Church and Polish identity.

That an American journalist could touch and describe the Polish psyche so deeply in his first novel, is amazing.

Publisher : Penguine Fiction

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