Almost Autumn

Marianne Kaurin

WINNER OF THE SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD 2018

WINNER OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE’S FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2012

WINNER OF THE YA PRIZE 2013

Ilse is a 15 year old jewish girl who lives in Oslo. One afternoon while her parents are asleep, she steals out of the house in a thin summer dress. It is October and the cold autumn wind tugs at her dress as she walks down the street. But she doesn’t feel the cold. The only thing that means anything to her right now is that she is going to meet Hermann. The year is 1942. Soon everything will change. A debut YA novel about events in autumn 1942, told by five different voices, include that of 15-year-old Ilse. Kaurin writes matter-of-factly and with poetic empathy about how everyday life during the Nazi Occupation changes in the most dramatic way when Ilse’s family is broken up and deported by the ship ‘Danube’ to Auschwitz.

 

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  • American EnglishScholastic
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  • Nærmere høst
  • 2012
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • YA
  • 256 pages