"Speak, Immortal One, And tell the tale once more in our time."—Opening lines of The Odyssey, translated by Stanley Lombardo (2000)
Where the Angels Lived
By Margaret McMullan
Nonfiction · English
About Where the Angels Lived
Historical, authentic and family-oriented, Where the Angels Lived tells the tale of a somewhat parallel universe that exists even in the 21st century—dealings with Soviet-style bureaucracy; skepticism; anti-Semitism; and ironically the same sort of isolation and rejection Margaret’s Jewish Hungarian family experienced in 1944 before they were forced into concentration camps. Straddling memoir and reportage, past and present, this story reminds us all that we can escape a country, but we can never escape history.