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by Louise Doughty


Fires In the Dark reveals the highly secretive and misunderstood world of the coppersmith gypsies.

Fires In the Dark reveals the highly secretive and misunderstood world of the coppersmith gypsies. Crisp, clean pages without any writing, highlighting, underlining or any markings.

Louise Doughty - drawing on her own Romany family history - has written a breathtaking novel of grand scope which also .

Louise Doughty - drawing on her own Romany family history - has written a breathtaking novel of grand scope which also sheds new light on the Holocaust and its Roma victims. Louise Doughty is the author of six novels, most recently Whatever You Love, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has won awards for radio drama and short stories, along with publishing one work of non-fiction, A Novel in a Year, based on her hugely popular newspaper column.

Fires in the Dark does just this. Solidarity is not discovered by reflection but created. The compelling story sweeps you along from beginning to end. Doughty writes with a deep knowledge of her subject. The book, a blend of historical detail and finely tuned fiction adds to the knowledge about this precarious but rich culture and people.

Fires in the Dark book. Louise Doughty chronicles the fate of particular 'kompania' of Romany groups as they travel throughout their homelands of Romania, Slovakia, Moravia, Austria and adjacent lands. Fires in the Dark reveals the highly secretive and misunderstood. At first undertaking traditional crafts and trades in their own respected hierarchies. Inreasingly dogged by the changing bye-laws affecting local settled populatio s as well as classified undesirables and minorities.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, 2012. Born Her Apple Tree Yard, was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Choice in the spring of 2014 and adapted for television (Apple Tree Yard) in 2017 with Emily Watson. Fires in the Dark, 2003, ISBN 0-7432-2087-0, a novel about the disaster to Romani people in central Europe during the Second World War. Stone Cradle, 2006

Fires in the Dark does not gloss over patriarchal brutalities and absurd-seeming . I hope this book gets very widely translated

Fires in the Dark does not gloss over patriarchal brutalities and absurd-seeming customs (many of them obsessional about the uncleanliness of women), but is rich in details of Romany loves and boasts. My daughters' knees are crippled by our wealth," proclaims a proud father, welcoming his relations. Tip the soup into the horse trough. Kill the goat!" Doughty found many of the traditions recorded in the 19th century by George Borrow, particularly those concerning the uncleanness of us gadje (settled folks). I hope this book gets very widely translated. It delivers inner truth in a knock-out blow, as only art can. Independent culture newsletter.

Yenko is born in a barn in rural Bohemia to a tribe of Coppersmith Gypsies. Traditional people who survive by plying their skills as they travel throughout Central Europe, they live through the Depression and the rise of Nazism. But the greatest danger comes from the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the German army.

Fires in the Dark is a wonderfully told story about the plight of a family reduced to a single member and his (their) determination to. .

Fires in the Dark is a wonderfully told story about the plight of a family reduced to a single member and his (their) determination to survive a world gone mad. This is one to READ, amici. we should all READ and this one is a MUST READ. We are becoming more forbidden with each passing da. Published by Thriftbooks. Louise Doughty crafts a fascinating novel that tells the tale of the Roma (European gypsies) that were rounded up by the Germans and placed in concentration camps. The story revolves around Emil, the first born son of the leader of a nomadic family and how he learns to cope with the nightmare that Hitler created.

Doughty is a competent narrator, but her characters are dwarfed by the terrible times through .

Doughty is a competent narrator, but her characters are dwarfed by the terrible times through which they move. Pub Date: Jan. 9th, 2004.

Fires in the Dark epub download

ISBN13: 978-0743440370

ISBN: 0743440374

Author: Louise Doughty

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (January 31, 2004)

Pages: 543 pages

ePUB size: 1757 kb

FB2 size: 1811 kb

Rating: 4.8

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Zolorn
Besides the educational value of the story of the Gypsies in WW II, this is a great read! Most novels are based on fact and have something to teach. So little is know about the Gypsies during the War, this adds a new dimension to WW II literature. The story seems to sag a little in the second half, but still keeps the reader entertained all the way through. A great book to add to your library.
Zolorn
Besides the educational value of the story of the Gypsies in WW II, this is a great read! Most novels are based on fact and have something to teach. So little is know about the Gypsies during the War, this adds a new dimension to WW II literature. The story seems to sag a little in the second half, but still keeps the reader entertained all the way through. A great book to add to your library.
Gavirim
This book is clearly a novel, but the author has certainly done her research. I felt informed about the Roma experience during the Holocaust but at the same time was gripped enough to finish it in two days. In fact, I have read it twice so far. Recommended for anyone who can appreciate adventure, connection to family and earth, and who has a compassion for groups of people who have undergone historical trauma.
Gavirim
This book is clearly a novel, but the author has certainly done her research. I felt informed about the Roma experience during the Holocaust but at the same time was gripped enough to finish it in two days. In fact, I have read it twice so far. Recommended for anyone who can appreciate adventure, connection to family and earth, and who has a compassion for groups of people who have undergone historical trauma.
Lyrtois
The book gives such a vivid description of the lives of the Roma. She makes the characters come alive. The description of lives in the concentration camps was almost too much to bear
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Lyrtois
The book gives such a vivid description of the lives of the Roma. She makes the characters come alive. The description of lives in the concentration camps was almost too much to bear
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Celak
Excellent story, very absorbing, well written. Read it in three days flat.
Celak
Excellent story, very absorbing, well written. Read it in three days flat.
Thoginn
This is a tale of the authentic European Gypsies of Romany, nomadic farm workers who are caught up in Hitler's reign of terror, as he purges his homeland. In the Moravian countryside in 1927, an infant is born in a dilapidated barn, a child who will survive the infamous scourge of Hitler's obsession. Beginning with these difficult years, the gypsies are forced to participate in a census that tracks their numbers and their movements, ultimately drawing them into a trap: a mass assignment to an all-gypsy labor camp, their fate sealed.
The novel addresses the decimation of the gypsy population of Eastern Europe, chronicling the gradual movement of fascism across the country and predicting the end of the nomadic families through mandatory registration and specific "rules" that govern the gypsies' mobility. The men do odd jobs for any farmers still willing to hire them as itinerant laborers, moving their families from one place to another, barely able to sustain the illusion of freedom. Eventually, the Germans commandeer the wagons and animals and the gypsy families are restricted to proscribed areas, later transported to special labor camps, thrown into the nightmare they hoped to escape.
The primary family in the novel is subjected to the rigors, starvation and humiliation of the camps and many die in a massive typhus epidemic. Only one escapes, the boy born at the beginning of the story, in 1927. He makes his way to Warsaw, brokering black market goods and passing as a gadje, or white man, with his fair complexion. In relating the struggle for survival and the decimation of the boy's family, the explicit details are depressing, as such a light-heated and joyful people are destroyed by ignorance and evil. Many pages are devoted to the suffering of individual family members, their travails echoed throughout the labor camp, memories that the youth will carry through out his life.
The writing shines during the closing days of the war, when relief is finally in sight. Groups of German soldiers skirmish with the Resistance, while people course through the streets in anticipation of the Allies or the Russians. If the whole book had the energy of the last chapters, it would have made a wonderful read, but the pages are often tedious until the excitement of the ending. For all the human tragedy of those years, Fires in the Dark is an important chapter in a telling history that cannot be forgotten. Luan Gaines/2004.
Thoginn
This is a tale of the authentic European Gypsies of Romany, nomadic farm workers who are caught up in Hitler's reign of terror, as he purges his homeland. In the Moravian countryside in 1927, an infant is born in a dilapidated barn, a child who will survive the infamous scourge of Hitler's obsession. Beginning with these difficult years, the gypsies are forced to participate in a census that tracks their numbers and their movements, ultimately drawing them into a trap: a mass assignment to an all-gypsy labor camp, their fate sealed.
The novel addresses the decimation of the gypsy population of Eastern Europe, chronicling the gradual movement of fascism across the country and predicting the end of the nomadic families through mandatory registration and specific "rules" that govern the gypsies' mobility. The men do odd jobs for any farmers still willing to hire them as itinerant laborers, moving their families from one place to another, barely able to sustain the illusion of freedom. Eventually, the Germans commandeer the wagons and animals and the gypsy families are restricted to proscribed areas, later transported to special labor camps, thrown into the nightmare they hoped to escape.
The primary family in the novel is subjected to the rigors, starvation and humiliation of the camps and many die in a massive typhus epidemic. Only one escapes, the boy born at the beginning of the story, in 1927. He makes his way to Warsaw, brokering black market goods and passing as a gadje, or white man, with his fair complexion. In relating the struggle for survival and the decimation of the boy's family, the explicit details are depressing, as such a light-heated and joyful people are destroyed by ignorance and evil. Many pages are devoted to the suffering of individual family members, their travails echoed throughout the labor camp, memories that the youth will carry through out his life.
The writing shines during the closing days of the war, when relief is finally in sight. Groups of German soldiers skirmish with the Resistance, while people course through the streets in anticipation of the Allies or the Russians. If the whole book had the energy of the last chapters, it would have made a wonderful read, but the pages are often tedious until the excitement of the ending. For all the human tragedy of those years, Fires in the Dark is an important chapter in a telling history that cannot be forgotten. Luan Gaines/2004.
Zulkishicage
Set primarily during the turbulent era of the Second World War, FIRES IN THE DARK tells the tale of one innocent family targeted for persecution by the Nazi Germans. Yenko's family of Coppersmith Gypsies have spent generations traveling throughout Central Europe while practicing their trade. Although there has always been a distrust between gypsies and "gadjos", or whites, certainly no one was prepared for what lay ahead for them as gypsies throughout Europe were imprisoned in the horrid conditions of work camps. What follows is an emotional narrative of Yenko and his family during this horrific time.

Throughout the years I have read many accounts, both fiction and non-fiction, of the Holocaust but sadly my exposure to the persecution of gypsies and their specific history during this era was greatly lacking before I read this book. I am now indebted to Louise Doughty for successfully bringing the sorrowing story of Yenko and his family to life and therefore casting light on this under acknowledged population that was oppressed by Hitler and his thugs. Eliminate the unplausible ending and FIRES IN THE DARK would warrant its literary praise.
Zulkishicage
Set primarily during the turbulent era of the Second World War, FIRES IN THE DARK tells the tale of one innocent family targeted for persecution by the Nazi Germans. Yenko's family of Coppersmith Gypsies have spent generations traveling throughout Central Europe while practicing their trade. Although there has always been a distrust between gypsies and "gadjos", or whites, certainly no one was prepared for what lay ahead for them as gypsies throughout Europe were imprisoned in the horrid conditions of work camps. What follows is an emotional narrative of Yenko and his family during this horrific time.

Throughout the years I have read many accounts, both fiction and non-fiction, of the Holocaust but sadly my exposure to the persecution of gypsies and their specific history during this era was greatly lacking before I read this book. I am now indebted to Louise Doughty for successfully bringing the sorrowing story of Yenko and his family to life and therefore casting light on this under acknowledged population that was oppressed by Hitler and his thugs. Eliminate the unplausible ending and FIRES IN THE DARK would warrant its literary praise.
GAMER
Louise Doughty crafts a fascinating novel that tells the tale of the Roma (European gypsies) that were rounded up by the Germans and placed in concentration camps. The story revolves around Emil, the first born son of the leader of a nomadic family and how he learns to cope with the nightmare that Hitler created. The daily life is beyond tortuous and yet people continue to struggle to survive. As the nightmarish existence whittles away family and friends, Emil responds with a will to survive that is barely imaginable in the face of such horror.
Fires In The Dark is a story of tradition, family and hope. It is also a story of man's inhumanity to man and the depths to which humanity can both sink and rise. Most of all it is a story of the desire to survive above all odds.
Within this story the author reveals the lifestyle of the Roma,and although much is told there is so much more.
This is a fascinating look at a much ignored population and is both inspiring and horrifying.
GAMER
Louise Doughty crafts a fascinating novel that tells the tale of the Roma (European gypsies) that were rounded up by the Germans and placed in concentration camps. The story revolves around Emil, the first born son of the leader of a nomadic family and how he learns to cope with the nightmare that Hitler created. The daily life is beyond tortuous and yet people continue to struggle to survive. As the nightmarish existence whittles away family and friends, Emil responds with a will to survive that is barely imaginable in the face of such horror.
Fires In The Dark is a story of tradition, family and hope. It is also a story of man's inhumanity to man and the depths to which humanity can both sink and rise. Most of all it is a story of the desire to survive above all odds.
Within this story the author reveals the lifestyle of the Roma,and although much is told there is so much more.
This is a fascinating look at a much ignored population and is both inspiring and horrifying.