Martin Goodman’s novel, JSS BACH is the story of three generations of women from either side of Germany’s 20th Century horror story – one side, a Jewish family from Vienna, the other linked to a ranking Nazi official at Dachau concentration camp – who suffer the consequences of what men do.
Fast forward to 1990s California, and two survivors from the families meet.
Rosa is a young Australian musicologist; Otto is a world-famous composer and cellist. Music and history link them.
A novel of music, the Holocaust, love, and a dog.
Gordan’s writing is a wonderland, captivating and drawing the reader in to the presented world. Time becomes no object as a literary universe unfolds and carries the reader through eighty years, where emotions are real and raw and beautifully given.
Martin Goodman has written eleven books, fiction and nonfiction. A theme common to much of his fiction is the exploration of war guilt: his first novel On Bended Knees (Macmillan), set in England and Berlin, examined how the effects of war are passed from one generation to the next, and was shortlisted for the Whitbread (now the Costa) First Novel Award.
We’re lucky to have one digital copy to giveaway. Just tell us who your favorite classical composer is. Mine is Rachmaninoff. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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