‘A haunting book with a character as layered as the people between its pages’ – Telegraph
‘It’s long been assumed of the region where my grandmother was born… that at some point each year the dead will come home’
A powerfully told memoir of family, separation, and the things left unsaid, Among the Living and the Dead tells the complex and little-known story of the Second World War in Latvia. Inara Verzemnieks pieces together her grandmother’s survival through the years as a refugee – as she interweaves two parts of her family’s story in spellbinding, lyrical prose, she offers us a profound and cathartic account of loss and survival, resilience and love.
Read an extract from Among the Living and the Dead here.
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