Raised by a single mother who falsely claimed to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor in order to emigrate from post-war Germany to New York City, twenty-one year old Karla Most falls in love with Saxton Perry, a virtual prince, thirty years her senior. But once Karla successfully entices Sax, she has no idea how to live happily ever. To overcome her inherited sense of guilt and inauthenticity, Karla must morph from victim to victor.
PRAISE FOR AMONG THE SURVIVORS
“When the ineluctable past catches up to the present, the stakes are raised, and Among the Survivors, mordantly witty from the first pages, becomes a disturbing and consequential story. Ann Z. Leventhal is an astute and surprising writer who has really hit her stride with this long-awaited second novel.”
— Katharine Weber, author of True Confections and Triangle
Ann Z. Leventhal’s Among the Survivors is a rarity: a novel that fuses a modern Cinderella tale to an intriguing Holocaust mystery. The result is a unique hybrid the likes of which I’ve never read before.
Wally Lamb, author of She’s Come Undone and I’ll Take You There