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Morning Star

Andre Schwarz-Bart

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ISBN 13: 9781590207345
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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Just as The Last of the Just made André Schwarz-Bart world-famous for a novel that transcended conventional views of fiction, so does The Morning Star make a claim for uniqueness. Rescued from his papers by his widow, Simone four years after Scwarz-Bart’s death, The Morning Star is the last word of a writer with a masterful and poignant sense of the past, present, and future. The story begins in the year 3000, in the aftermath of a nuclear war that has decimated our world. The Earth has died but a few orphaned children who have escaped the cataclysm find their way to the stars and immortality. The woman Linemarie belongs to the first generation of these transcendent citizens of the future, and she returns to Earth to study and explore her ancestral heritage. Blending history, religion, mysticism, and folklore with the author’s personal connection to the past, in particular to the Holocaust, The Morning Star is both a vitally engrossing tale and a powerful recognition of the dark forces of history.

"Readers will eagerly consume these new passages from Schwarz-Bart, naturally—I wish we had ten writers of his greatness working today, or fifty." —Open Letters Monthly

"Exquisite…A celebration of life in all its transience…The most hopeful work of Holocaust literature that I have read." —Jewish Review of Books

"Schwarz-Bart’s tale is a delicate, necessary portrait, wavering between faith and disbelief, reconciliation and doubt." —Booklist

André Schwarz-Bart (1928-2006) was born in Metz, France. His first book, The Last of the Just, became an international bestseller when it was first published in 1959. Julie Rose’s acclaimed translations include Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables and Racine’s Phèdre. She is a recipient of the PEN Medallion for Translation.

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