“‘They don't like Jews very much at school,’ a six-year-old French girl tells her grandmother, Anne Berest's mother, halfway through The Postcard, Berest's brilliant work of autofiction, translated from the French by Tina Kover. Her daughter's experience is only the latest indignity endured by Berest's Jewish family... The book derives enormous power from seemingly small details, including the number on the door behind which concentration-camp prisoners are held... This is a gut-wrenching, exceptional work.”
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