Michel Laub: Diary of the Fall

(Fiction, 240 pp. Portuguese 2011; English translation 2014)

This Brazilian novel about memory and identity covers three generations: a grandfather who survived Auschwitz and spent the rest of his life trying to forget it; a father in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease who is fighting to remember everything; and the 40-year-old narrator who remains haunted by his role decades earlier in a brutal prank on a fellow student.

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Discussion questions from Other Press

Review from Kirkus Reviews

Review by Nat Bernstein, Jewish Book Council

Review by Ángel Gurría-Quintana, Financial Times, May 16, 2014

Review by Dorothy Reno, Washington Independent Review of Books, August 8, 2014

Review by Chad Meadows, The Literary Review

Interview with Michel Laub, Penguin Books April 10, 2014