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1 Eskin, Blake A Life in Pieces
London Aurum Press 2002 1854107623 / 9781854107626 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 245 pages. Illustrations in the text. First UK edition, First printing. In 1996 a slim Holocaust memoir entitled Fragments was published in English, to universal acclaim. Hailed as a 'small masterpiece', awarded several prestigious literary prizes, it told a searing story: of a Jewish boy, born in Latvia, transported first to Poland's Majdanek concentration camp, then to Auschwitz, and the horrifying scenes of death and suffering he witnessed. But within two years its author, Binjamin Wilkomirski, had been unmasked as the Swiss-born adopted son of middle-class parents, raised in Zurich, who claimed to have unearthed his repressed Holocaust memories through therapy. Soon comprehensive doubt had been shed on the veracity of his memoir, and eventually the book was withdrawn by its publishers. Blake Eskin has a unique authority to write the strange story of the man who posed as a Holocaust survivor. According to his mother, their ancestors shared the name Wilkomirski, and when Binjamin first came to New York on the triumphant tour of a celebrated author, he not only came to visit Eskin's family but also suggested the possibility of kinship with them. The book tells how his assumed identity was gradually unveiled, and goes in search of the enigmatic and unfathomable individual who still calls himself Binjamin Wilkomirski. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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