Sunday, September 8, 2013
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
An intricate multitude of stories are told in this touching book.
The story of Sage Singer, and atheistic Jew who, after driving in the car wreck that killed her mother and left her scarred, hides her scars and herself from the world, baking breads all night and sleeping by day. Her grandmother, Minka, and her life as a youth and then in the concentration camps. Ania, a character in a story that Minka wrote about a monster who is a man. Joseph, who confesses to Sage that he was a Nazi begging her to forgive him and help him to die. And Leo, whose job it is to bring former Nazis to justice.
The story is touching and sad. How can one forgive someone for something so heinous?