Back to back


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  • Jewish women,
  • Women sculptors,
  • Single mothers,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Raised by a harsh Jewish single mother who prioritizes her socialist party connections over her family in mid-twentieth-century East Berlin, Thomas is forced to abandon his dream of becoming a writer while his sister, Ella, becomes increasingly introverted.

    Edition Notes

    StatementJulia Franck ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
    ContributionsBell, Anthea, translator
    LC ClassificationsPT2666.R264 B33 2013
    The Physical Object
    Pagination328 pages
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27154244M
    ISBN 100802121675
    ISBN 109780802121677, 9780802192943

    About the Book

    If you are interested in Jewish history, strong female characters, and heart-wrenching stories, "Back to Back" by Julia Franck is a must-read for you. Published in 2013, this captivating novel explores the lives of Jewish women, women sculptors, and single mothers in a remarkable work of fiction.


    "Back to Back" follows the life of Helene, a Jewish woman living in Germany during World War II. As the war escalates, Helene is faced with unimaginable challenges, heartbreak, and loss. However, she remains resilient and finds solace in her art as a sculptor.

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    NYU Publish Country

    Published in New York (NYU), "Back to Back" has garnered critical acclaim and touched the hearts of readers worldwide. Its compelling narrative, well-developed characters, and insightful exploration of themes make it a standout novel in contemporary literature.


    If you're searching for a thought-provoking and emotionally-charged novel, "Back to Back" by Julia Franck is a must-read. With its exploration of Jewish women, women sculptors, and the challenges faced by single mothers, this book offers a unique perspective into the lives of these individuals during a turbulent time in history. Choose your preferred format and embark on a captivating journey filled with resilience, art, and the power of the human spirit.