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Day 5 - Read the first 30 pages of The Incandescent Threads

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Day 5 - Read the first 30 pages of The Incandescent Threads

On day 5 of our literary advent calendar, you can get stuck into the first 30 pages of The Incandescent Threads - named as one of the Sunday Times Best Historical Fiction Books of 2022! Read here! 

By award-winning author Richard Zimler, The Incandescent Threads is an unforgettable, deeply moving ode to solidarity, heroism and the kind of love capable of overcoming humanity’s greatest horror. 


Author Richard Zimler poses with his book The Incandescent Threads, the book is half covering is face making an illusion between his face and the image on the cover

Cousins Benjamin and Shelly Zarco were only two members of their family to survive the Holocaust and in the decades since have each carried the burden of survivor's guilt and ever wondered why they were spared. 

Across six non-linear mosaic pieces, we move from a Poland decimated by World War II to modern-day New York and Boston, hearing friends and relatives of Benni and Shelly tell of the deep influence of the beloved cousins on their lives. For within these intimate testimonies may lie the key to why they were saved and the unique bond that unites them.

Read the first 30 pages of this powerful novel here!