The Tree of Life (A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto): Book One: On the Brink of the Precipice, 1939
Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1985. Soft cover. 8vo. Fine. Item #012732
Soft cover. 314 pp. Fine condition. The first volume of the powerful trilogy The Tree of Life, On the Brink of the Precipice describes the lives of the novel's ten protagonists in the Lodz Ghetto before the outbreak of World War II. Chava Rosenfarb, herself a survivor of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen, draws on her own history to create realistic characters who struggle daily to retain a sense of humanity and dignity despite the physical and psychological effects of ghetto life. Although the novel depicts horrendous experiences, the light of faith in the human spirit shines through this novel's every page.