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  • Charlotte 
    Title: Charlotte
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 22/02/2017
    Imprint: CANONGATE
    Price: $25.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Charlotte Salomon is born into a family stricken by suicide and a country at war - but there is something exceptional about her. She has a gift, a talent for painting. And she has a great love, for a brilliant, eccentric musician...But just as she is coming in to her own as an artist, death is coming to control her country. The Nazis have come to power and, a Jew in Berlin, her life is narrowing - she is kept from her art, torn from her love and her family, chased from her country. And still she is not safe, not from the madness that has hunted her family, or the one gripping Europe...Charlotte is a heartbreaking true story - inspiring, unflinching, awful, hopeful - of a life filled with curiosity, animated by genius and cut short by hatred. A beautifully, lucidly told memorial, it has become an international sensation.

    Gleebooks review: I am keen to draw your attention to Charlotte by David Foenkinos, who became obsessed with the artist Charlotte Salomon—her short, passionate life and her beautiful, vivid work. The novel is written in verse form and is a joy to read. This woman’s life was dogged by generations of suicides and it ended so very prematurely in Auschwitz, yet when you view her work it is only and all about life. Everything that was secretive and unbearably sad finds its place in her major work Life? or Theatre? She stands above her fate. This book and its celebration of Charlotte is a gift to any reader.

    ISBN: 9781782117940
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