Lillian Boraks-Nemetz

Mouth of Truth

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Based on the author’s personal experience as a child in the Warsaw Ghetto, Mouth of Truth is a gripping tale of impossible choices, divided loyalties, and unimaginable horrors. Batya, now a grown woman, has been trying to live a normal Canadian life in oblivion of her terrible past. One day, a friend confronts her with a secret revelation about her father, which makes her question her family history and its legacy of guilt. Shocked and betrayed, she forsakes her current life and embarks on a journey of discovery to look for the truth in hope of finding what lies behind the terrible secret. Batya, as a wife and mother, unaware that she is suffering from a childhood trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder), approaches a crisis brought on by series of events that trigger memories of her family’s dark past with which she must cope before she can feel love, find healing and peace.

Lillian Boraks-Nemetz was born in Warsaw, Poland, and is a child survivor of the Holocaust. She escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and spent the remainder of the war in hiding under a false identity. Boraks-Nemetz graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature. She is an author of the award winning novel The Old Brown Suitcase as well as The Sunflower Diary and The Lenski File, and two volumes of poetry Ghost Children and Garden of Steel. She has been working at the University of British Columbia’s Writing Center for many years and often speaks to students about the consequences of racism as a member of the Holocaust Center’s Outreach Program. She is a board member of the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada. She lives and works in Vancouver, B.C.

ISBN 978-1-77171-211-8
240 pages
6 x 9
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