Distant Fathers

by Marine Jarre
Distant Fathers
  • ISBN-13: 9781939931948
  • Author(s): Marine Jarre
  • Subject: Memoirs
  • Publisher: New Vessel Press
  • Imprint: New Vessel Press
  • Publication Date: 24-06-2021
  • Format: p/b

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This singular autobiography unfurls from author Marina Jarre's native Latvia during the 1920s and 30s, and expands southward to the Italian countryside. Jarre depicts a multinational and complicated family: her Jewish father, her Italian Lutheran mother and her sister and Latvian grandparents. She recounts growing up in a Baltic nation where she spoke German surrounded by many other tongues and religions, and then in traumatic exile to fascist Italy after her parents divorce. A memoir probing questions of time and language, while asking about the nature of a homeland.
About the book

This singular autobiography unfurls from author Marina Jarre's native Latvia during the 1920s and 30s, and expands southward to the Italian countryside. Jarre depicts a multinational and complicated family: her Jewish father, her Italian Lutheran mother and her sister and Latvian grandparents. She recounts growing up in a Baltic nation where she spoke German surrounded by many other tongues and religions, and then in traumatic exile to fascist Italy after her parents divorce. A memoir probing questions of time and language, while asking about the nature of a homeland.