This exquisite, acclaimed novel of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of a young Polish boy was chosen by the New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year (1991), nominated for the National Book Award, and won the Irish Times - Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize.
"Extraordinary...Rich in irony and regret...[the] people and settings are vividly realized and his prose [is] compelling in its simplicity." ( Wall Street Journal)
"A moving addition to Holocaust literature and one well recommended." ( Library Journal)