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     ISBN: 9781760403171
     Format: Paperback
     Category: Fiction 
     Publication Date:  / 2 / 2018

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AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Based on an incredible true story. An extraordinary story of a single and singular life and its great love Ashley Hay, author of A Hundred Small Lessons, The Railwayman s Wife and The Body in Clouds The Tattooist of Auschwitz has the quality of a dark fairy tale. It is both simple and epic, shot through with compassion and love, but inescapably under the shadow of the most devouring monsters our civilisation has known. Everyone should read it. Hugh Riminton, Senior Journalist Ten Eyewitness News Extraordinary moving, confronting and uplifting... a story about the extremes of human behaviour: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I recommend it unreservedly Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect, The Best of Adam Sharp, Two Steps Forward Morris climbs into the dark miasma of war and emerges with an extraordinary tale of the power of love Leah Kaminsky Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport of men from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of T towierer the tattooist to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance. His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good. In 1949 Lale and Gita came to live in Melbourne. This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable. The Tattooist of Auschwitz has sold into 21 territories worldwide and counting. It will be supported by major publicity in Australia and overseas.