Once upon a time in an enormous forest, there lived a poor woodcutter and his wife, and every night they pray for a child. On a train, a Jewish couple with twin babies no longer have enough milk to feed both children, so they wrap their daughter in a shawl and leave her in the forest. While foraging for food, the woodcutter's wife finds the girl, and though she knows that this child will be hunted, she cannot ignore this gift. Set against the horrors of the Holocaust and told with a fairytale-like lyricism, this novel is by Jean-Claude Grumberg, one of France's most respected playwrights and screenwriters.
The Most Precious Of Cargoes
Author: Jean-Claude Grumberg.