In 1944 two young Dutch women, Julia and Suzanne, are deported to the German concentration camp for so-called 'privileged' Jews at Theresienstadt. As an antidote to the appalling conditions they begin to write a novel.
At first their novel is just an escape - an imaginary world into which they can withdraw and find comfort - but as their story unfolds it becomes the way they communicate their feelings to each other and, ultimately, confront their own demons.
They become convinced that the war will end when they finish their story. But it is the frenzied last year of the Final Solution. As the darkness gathers around them, they find themselves in a race not just to finish the novel but to somehow find a means of survival.
The Paradise Ghetto is the story of two people whose lives are drawn together in unimaginable circumstances, and a reflection on the part books play in our lives.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/08/2016
- Category: Second World War fiction
- ISBN: 9781786150431