OLDER FICTION
Stamper, Vesper

What the Night Sings: A Novel

(2) YA This moving, beautifully illustrated novel spends time on adolescent Holocaust survivor Gerta's postwar story, thoughtfully exploring the challenges of rebuilding a life; a long flashback gives context for the memories influencing her. Dreamlike prose and digitally toned black-and-white illustrations in ink wash, white gouache, and graphite combine with thick, creamy paper to create a volume with the feel of an art object. Reading list, websites. Glos.

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