The Lost: The Search for Six of Six Million (Paperback)

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In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic—part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work—that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history.

Praise For…

“Epic and personal, meditative and suspenseful, tragic and at times hilarious, The Lost is a wonderful book.”

“An excellent memoir. . . . The Lost . . . brings to life the struggle of an entire generation.”

“A stunning memoir. . . . As suspenseful as a detective thriller, and as difficult to put down.”

“A beautiful book, beautifully written.”

The Lost is a sensitively written book that constantly asks itself the most difficult questions about history and memory.”

“A grand book, an ambitious undertaking fully realized.”

“A magnificent and deeply wise book. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . Mendelsohn’s accomplishment is enormous.”

“The Lost is the most gripping, the most amazing true story I have read in years.”

“Daniel Mendelsohn has written a powerfully moving work of a “lost” family past. . . . A remarkable achievement.”

“A stunning achievement. . . . Extraordinary.”

“Hugely ambitious yet intensely engaging. . . . Absorbing, novelistic. . . . Thought-provoking and original.”

“A stirring detective work, The Lost is … deepened by reflections on the inescapable part that chance plays in history.”

“Mendelsohn, a classicist, creates a stunning Odyssey here, an epic world-wandering.”

“Stunning. . . . A singular achievement, a work of major significance and pummeling impact.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062277770
ISBN-10: 0062277774
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 12th, 2013
Pages: 688
Language: English
Series: P.S.