Beyond Berggasse: A novel

Beyond Berggasse: A novel


A complex and intriguing historical tale …

SKU: 9781925736953 Categories: ,
Author: Joe Reich
Product ID: 7243


‘What an amazing book, and what an amazing author too!’Lisa Hill, ANZLitlovers

In late nineteenth century Vienna, Moritz, a young man from a well-to-do Jewish family, lives in the shadow of his older brother. Afflicted by a birthmark which in ancient times would have seen him left out for the wolves, he tries to retreat into a world of reading and writing. But unable to escape the ‘target on his face’, as his father calls it, Moritz is forced by his impatient nation into war. A story that takes the reader deep into the heady world of war, Zionism, salons, writers, artists, sexual awakening and the randomness of tragedy and redemption that follow.

A masterful captivating piece of faction which did not drag at any point!

About the author: Joe Reich is a practising ophthalmologist in Melbourne whose writing was encouraged by being a finalist in the Womens Weekly Short Story competition. He has been involved in writing university and hospital revues and comedy debates. He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for his services to ophthalmology.

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