Jenni is a ghost : She writes the lives of other people. Its a job that suits her well.
Still haunted by a childhood tragedy, she finds it easier to take refuge in the memories of others rather than dwell on her own.
Jenni has an exciting new commission, and is delighted to start working on the memoirs of Klara. As a child in the second world war, Klara was interned in a camp on Java during the Japanese occupation – She has an extraordinary story to tell.
But as Jenni and Klara get to know each other, Jenni begins to do much more than shed light on a neglected part of history. She is being forced to examine her own devastating memories. But with Klara’s help perhaps she can finally lay her own ghost to rest
What I Think :
This is a wonderfully written book. very well researched.
I really enjoyed reading it. Although i did have to stop reading quite a few times as it made me cry !
I couldnt stop thinking about this book long after i stopped reading it.
It made me feel grateful that hopefully our generation will never have to go through anything like it.
Published on 27 March 2014