The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival - Louise Murphy

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

Louise Murphy

Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 29th 2003 by Penguin Books (first published January 1st 2003)
ISBN 0142003077 ISBN13: 9780142003077
Louise Murphy retells the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale in a gripping Holocaust survival narrative. Her unforgettable characters bring this haunting, realistic, and dark page-turner to life. Murphy has been able to well define all characters throughout the story, and I found it difficult not to feel a wide range of raw emotion through out "The True Story of Hansel and Gretel." The horror of WWII in Poland and it's affect on all involved from Jewish families, Gypsies, Germans, Poles, and Russians are poignantly yet breathtakingly interwoven with each character's attempts to survive with dignity, love, and family. An amazing story written in captivating and unflinching prose.