A powerful story of hope, love, and imagination, set against the horrific backdrop of the Holocaust.
Two Jewish girls, Julia and Suzanne, are rounded up in Nazi-occupied Netherlands and transported to a ghetto together.
Although their world views are wildly different - Julia is jaded and bitter, Suzanne naive and optimistic - they become each other's closest confidants as they experience the horrors of the journey to 'The Paradise Ghetto'.
The young women use a precious smuggled notebook to write a story, each contributing to an imaginary world that takes them away from the horrors of their lives.
As the story unfolds it becomes the way they communicate their feelings to each other and come to terms with their pasts.
But there comes a point when reality can no longer be held at bay.
If the girls' names end up on the lists of deportees to Auschwitz there will be no return.
Is there a chance of escaping that fate - and at what cost?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/08/2016
- Category: Second World War fiction
- ISBN: 9781786150431