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Parallel Lines Peter Lantos

Parallel Lines By Peter Lantos

Parallel Lines by Peter Lantos

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This is the story of a young boy's journey from a sleepy provincial town in Hungary during the Second World War to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. Peter Lantos revisits his past from the perspective of the present and finally lays to rest the ghosts of his past.

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Parallel Lines by Peter Lantos

This is a story of a young boy s journey from a sleepy provincial town in Hungary during the Second World War to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. After a winter in Bergen-Belsen where his father died, he and his mother were liberated by the Americans outside a small German village, and handed over to the Red Army. They escaped from the Russians, and travelled, hiding on a goods train, through Prague to Budapest. Unlike other books dealing with this period, this is not a Holocaust story, but a child s recollection of a journey full of surprise, excitement, bereavement and terror. Yet this remains a testimony of survival, overcoming obstacles which to adults may seem insurmountable but to a child were just part of an adventure and, ultimately, recovery. After having established a career in the West, the author decided to revisit the stages on his earlier journeys, reliving the past through the perspective of the present. Along the way, ghosts from the past are finally laid to rest by the kindness of new friends.

Parallel Lines Reviews

'Lantos has not only written a moving and sensitively narrated memoir, but he has also done an expert job of sleuthing his family's history in order to fill the heartbreaking gaps left by the Holocaust.'

-- Richard Zimler, author of 'The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon'

About Peter Lantos

Peter Lantos was born in 1939 in Hungary. He is a clinical neuroscientist who has recently retired from a Chair at the Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London. He is internationally renowned in his field and edited the leading textbook in neuropathology. Born in Hungary, he has been living in London for nearly four decades. His first novel Closed Horizon was published in 2012 by Arcadia.

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Parallel Lines by Peter Lantos
Used - Very Good
Arcadia Books
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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